“I am looking forward to helping more kids along their personal academic journeys.”

Meet Black and Latino Achievers Coordinator

YMCA_DSC_8036Jennifer Salamo
Amsterdam (Centro Civico)

Jennifer joined the Achievers team in the spring of 2015. Her favorite memory with the program took place at a final Showcase event where the students had the opportunity to present what they had learned throughout the year. “It was empowering to see them present what they had worked so hard on.” Jen brings numerous strengths to the program including strong organizational skills and innovative ideas. She is also bilingual–a major asset to her Amsterdam community which has a large population of Spanish-speaking families. Jennifer knows the impact that positive relationships with caring adults can have on youth and prioritizes building personal bonds with each of her teens. She spends most of her spare time with her kids at the park, playing sports or at the swimming pool. She also likes to read, write poetry, and listen to music. When asked what she looks forward to with the program, Jen said, “I am looking forward to helping more kids along their personal academic journeys.”

Meeting Location: Centro Civico of Amsterdam, 143 E Main St, Amsterdam, NY 12010
Time: Mondays, 5-7 PM
Phone: 518-603-2498