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Give ‘em a hand!

Congratulations are in order for members of YWCA St. Paul Youth who have successfully completed their work experience placements. Participants in this program completed over 100 hours of work experience, in addition to engaging in personal and professional development opportunities designed to increase their employability skills, explore career interests, and create individualized goal plans.

YWCA St. Paul’s Youth Development programs provide connections, resources, and a safe place to build a community. Congratulations to:

  • Aaliyah H. – Health & Fitness Center, Member Services
  • Mahda M. – Health & Fitness Center, Member Services
  • Ray H. – Health & Fitness Center, Member Services
  • Rimka K. – Health & Fitness Center, Member Services
  • Zalisha A. – Web Design

Also, a huge thank you to YWCA St. Paul youth supervisors for their leadership and program management.

Youth Spotlight – A Q&A with Aaliyah Hunter

Aaliyah Hunter Now that you’ve completed your work placement with YWCA St. Paul, what’s next?

I just want to graduate and be successful. I am on track to graduate in December.

What are your career or academic aspirations?

I want to go into graphic design or become a tattoo artist. I plan to do carpentry first to fund my dreams.

What’s one thing people can’t tell just by looking at you?    

That I’m nice. People think I’m mean for some reason, but really, I’m just shy. I like to make people laugh, positive vibes.

Favorite Quote: Stay true to self” -Bryson Tiller

Hobbies: Drawing, playing basketball, and ‘trying’ to make music!


Interested in learning more about YW Youth, where you learn to work and work to learn? To get started, contact: Angela Rouch, Youth Support Specialist for more details.

Through the program you’ll meet one-on-one, as well as with a group, to explore and set career goals, learn how to be your best self in any work environment, and earn real-life experience and credentials through paid work training and experiences.

Question: What are your career or academic plans for the future?

Contributor: La’Shante Grigsby, Youth Programs Manager