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Wendy Morales

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services



Company/Organization: YESS
Company/Organization website: https://www.yessiowa.org/
Destination: Des Moines
Timeframe: Fall 2016

Advisor/Coordinator Email: enloe@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Resident Advisor at YESS- I work with youth at risk. I help make their living ability stable, and hope they get into another healthy home during their time at the agency.

I accomplished...
The greatest accomplishment was not having any experience with youth at risk to having gained so much experience. I have built relationships with the children and staff there that will always be remarkable. I have helped better youths' lives.

I learned...
I have learned that youth at risk have all different kinds of traumas. Learning to listen and connect with them could make your experience grow each day. You meet so many great staff and children that have so much potential and you want to help them reach it.

Advice for others...
My advise for future students is that everyday is a new day, have a positive mind. When you are aren't sure of things ask questions, it will help your learning and understanding, don't be afraid!

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