Meet our staff!

Some of us are bilingual

Jessica - Executive Director

Why do you love working for AYP?

I love working at AYP for sooooo many reasons! I believe in the skills we teach, love meeting all the kids in our programs and enjoy coming to work every day. I think the values we teach and relationships we create are so important and can last us a lifetime!

Fun Fact about me!

I once won an international snowball fight tournament called Yukigassen!  

Taylor - Program Manager 

Why do you love working for AYP?

AYP is extremely special to me because of the relationships we get to build with children every day. Our participants are all unique and great. With playfulness being one of our core values, I get to see that not only through our children but with our staff members as well; it is the best coming to work every week and knowing that there is fun to be had and a difference to be made!

 

Fun Fact about me!

Dogs, mountains, and staying active are a few of my favorite things. Especially dogs :)

Randi - Team Lead

Why do you love working for AYP?

AYP is such a special program to  me!

I was fortunate to join Abbottsfield Youth Project as a practicum student assisting in the Community Outreach and Life Skills (COLS) program. Getting to learn through play with our participants is one of my favorite things!

Fun Fact about me!

I love to breakout in dance and song whether it be in the office or while running groups. Participants can always expect some goofy dance moves from me while in AYP.

Brittany

Why do you love working for AYP?

I love AYP because of the opportunities it gives to help to build a sustainable and lasting change in the community.

 

Fun Fact about me!

I love cooking brunch!​

I also speak French!

Jenan

Why do you love working for AYP?

I love AYP because it confirmed my dream to work with children and how developing positive relationships with them fill my heart with joy! The experience I have got here will help me achieve my goal of becoming a Child Psychologist in the future. I love watching our children here grow and become amazing people through our educational yet fun programs. I am always excited to come into work every day and the relationships I have developed with the staff here are bonds that I will never forget!

Fun Fact about me!

A fun fact about me is that I love to laugh. You will catch me always making jokes!

I also speak Arabic! 

Dennis

Why do you love working for AYP?

I love working for AYP because it gives me a chance to make new friends regardless of what age they are. Working with kids sometimes reminds me what is really important in life!

Fun Fact about me!

I am the only male staff at AYP at the moment.

I also speak Korean!

Brittany

Why do you love working for AYP?

AYP has taught me that education was the right profession to chose. I love working with the students and the AYP staff. I love hearing the kids stories and seeing how creative they can be. I love learning new facts, especially about animals, and just seeing the world through a different lens. Abbottsfield Youth Project is such an important and amazing organization and I’m so happy to be a part of it!

 

Fun Fact about me!

I’m in a combined BSc/Bed program at the University of Alberta hoping to be a Biology teacher someday :)

Marae

Why do you love working for AYP?

I love AYP because of the great people I get to interact with everyday, from my fellow staff, to the parents, to the kids. I love having the ability to watch kids grow, learn and have FUN at AYP.

Fun Fact about me!

I love sports. I have played soccer, basketball, baseball, rugby

Randi 

Why do you love working for AYP?

Why I love working for AYP: I love being playful and love working with kids, and AYP puts such a huge value on both of those things! I believe kids are a crucial part of our communities, and that pouring into them leads to healthy communities as well healthy children and families, so I really value being involved in the lives of children from a mentorship perspective. 

 

Fun Fact about me!

I love music! I play guitar, ukulele, bass, drums, and am teaching myself to play piano! I’ve also produced two EP’s for young local musicians.

Shequelle

Randi 

Why do you love working for AYP?

I love working at AYP because I have the opportunity to hang out with some pretty cool kids every day! Whether we’re playing a game, having a conversation, or simply sharing a smile, as long as I’m making a difference, I’ve accomplished something special! And of course the staff make AYP great too !

 

Fun Fact about me!

A fun fact about me: I love baby goats and ketchup :) 

AYP Charitable Tax Number: 

 #: BN 131529281RR0001

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