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Kristen on Board at The Yunion Leading Our Youth Advisory Design Team!

We are so excited to have Kristen on board at The Yunion leading our Youth Advisory Design Team (YADT)! Read below to find out what she is all about! ⬇️⁣⁣
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“𝘔𝘺 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘒𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥 the YADT 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘢 𝟷𝟸-𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱. 𝘔𝘺 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘪𝘴, 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘶𝘥𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘴, 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵-𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘦. 𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵, 𝘮𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 the youth 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 their 𝘷𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 their 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘴 they 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘠𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩-𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯, 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺.”⁣⁣
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Kristen is a native 𝘋𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘙𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘏𝘪𝘨𝘩 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭. She 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 her 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘵 & 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯 and l𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘈𝘶𝘨𝘶𝘴𝘵 she 𝘰𝘣𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 her 𝘔𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘜𝘳𝘣𝘢𝘯 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘔𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘌𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 her 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘸 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥.⁣⁣
𝘊𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺, she 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬s 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘺 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘵 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘺, 𝘊𝘉𝘙𝘌. She 𝘩𝘢s 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨-𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘰. Ha𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 her 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯, She 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘢 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧 her 𝟿-𝟻: 𝘈𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝘐𝘮𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴—𝘤𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘴.
Let’s give her a warm welcome below! 💙

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Parental Advisory Training

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4 Different Parenting Styles

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Mental Health Awareness Training

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College Readiness Bootcamp

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More Than Code

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