Corpsmember Corner: Goodbye & Good Luck Lawrence!!
Lawrence has been at Mile High Youth Corps as an Alumni Mentor for the past 11 months and previous to that he completed our YouthBuild program. During his time as a Corpsmember Lawrence was awarded Corpsmember of the month, served as a representative for his fellow Corpsmembers on Leadership Council, was nominated to attend the 25th annual YouthBuild USA’s National Conference of Young Leaders in Washington D.C. where he met with over 100 other YouthBuilders from across the country. Lawrence was also elected to be Colorado’s Representative on YouthBuild USA’s Young Leaders Council. The Council is a peer-elected body that serves as a voice for the national YouthBuild movement. In the midst of working to towards his GED and earning his PACT certification Lawrence also became a father.
Eliska Champagne-Veselka, Senior Program Manager: YouthBuild says “Since his promotion to being the YouthBuild Alumni Mentor, Lawrence has greatly developed in his skills as a mentor and support for Corpsmembers. He has learned how to balance high expectations for young people with genuine care and support. Additionally, after completing his first year of college this month, Lawrence narrowed down his career pathway and will be starting an electrical apprenticeship on Monday. As a new father this year, Lawrence is ready to create a bright future for his family. We will miss him greatly!”
Becky Quayle, Youthbuild Construction Crew Leader, had this to say “Lawrence has contributed a great deal to the construction team. This year he has successfully balanced being a positive mentor for Corpmembers and a leader on the construction site. He has great vision and is passionate about making a positive change for himself and others. Lawrence will make great contributions moving forward in his new career and I know Greiner will value his dedication and hard work as much as we have at MHYC.”
After completing his term as a Corpsmember, Lawrence became an Alumni Mentor for the YouthBuild Program where he trained new Corpsmembers on the jobsite, facilitated lesson plans, and also attended numerous conferences where he spoke about his experience in the YouthBuild program. Lawrence will surely be missed here at Mile High Youth Corps but we all expect great success in his future and wish him luck as he moves forward with his career at Greiner Electric.