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A reminder of what’s possible

At some point, we all feel stuck in our job. If you feel this way, you may have simply outgrown your role.

That means it’s time to find a new job to challenge and excite you. If you’re having trouble getting motivated, read below for a reminder of what’s possible.

The success stories on this page are some of the Network for Youth Success staff’s favorites from over the years. Who knows—maybe your story will be next!

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Shakema Cyrus

  • Afterschool Program Director
  • Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School
From Business to Empowering the Community

Inspired by the afterschool program she attended when she was younger, Shakema Cyrus began working in the afterschool field in 2018. “Through that experience, I was able to build long-lasting relati...

Kathy D. Harrison and LEAP

Kathy D. Harrison

  • Director of Programs and Artistic Excellence
  • LEAP
Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Kathy D. Harrison (pictured center with some of her staff team) is the director of programs and artistic excellence at LEAP. Kathy is also the playwright, producer, and artistic director of

Timothy Pratt

Timothy Pratt

  • Program Director
  • Capital Area Boys and Girls Club
Connecting with Families and Youth

Since 2018, Timothy Pratt has served as the Program Director for the Capital Area Boys and Girls Club. As an alumnus, Timothy knows firsthand how important it is for youth to have a positive afterscho...

Ydhelca Perez

  • Summer Program Manager
  • New York Edge
Making the Most of Summer

Ydhelca Perez joined New York Edge – the largest provider of school-based afterschool and summer programming in New York City – in 2017, as an event coordinator in the organization’s art departm...

Joshua LoGuidice

  • Site Director
  • Capital District YMCA
Growth in Challenging Times

Josh joined the Capital District YMCA in 2014. In 2018 he was moved into a supervisory role in part due to the strong relationships that he built with staff, children, families, and school personnel. ...

Kristina Kleeh

Kristina Kleeh

  • Director of Just for Kids School Age Programs
  • Just for Kids Before and After School Programs
Back and Better than Ever

Kristina Kleeh worked for Just for Kids during college, and she returned to the organization after completing her degree in School Psychology from Alfred University and working as a school psychologis...