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Meet the D2 Center Staff: Cathy Curry, Youth Academic Navigator (YAN)

by | Aug 14, 2013 | General

Today marks the return of our Meet the Staff series! First up is Cathy Curry, one of our Youth Academic Navigators. Read our archive of Meet the Staff posts on the Meet the Staff page.

What’s your role at the D2 Center?

I’m a YAN, which is like a mentor for youth: helping them, and encouraging them to graduate and make good decisions.

How long have you worked at the D2 Center?

Since February 2013.

Tell me about your education.

After graduating from high school I went to Nebraska Christian College, which was in Norfolk but is now relocated to Papillion. I graduated with a degree in world missions and within that time I studied a lot of Spanish. After graduating I took more Spanish classes and interpreting classes.

What is your professional background?

I’ve worked a lot with youth of all ages, and for the previous three years I was a case manager with the state.

Why were you interested in working at the D2 Center?

Because it’s a job where we can help people. I can be a positive role model, make relationships with people and encourage them to be the best that they can be.

What’s your favorite thing about working at the D2 Center?

Getting to do activities with the youth and getting to know them.

Tell me about your family.

I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. I’m the second-to-youngest.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to be active – going to the gym or playing sports – but I also help a lot in my church, playing guitar and doing music.

About Carolyn

Carolyn Miller is one of the directors of the D2 Center. She is a graduate of Omaha Northwest High School and the University of Iowa. Carolyn has been with the D2 Center since 2010.