Anna Twickler

Company/Organization: Youth Emergency Services and Shelter (YESS)
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Destination: Des Moines, Iowa
Timeframe: Spring 2017
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I was mainly working directly with the youth at the shelter. My main job was making sure their day ran as smoothly as possible (hygiene, school, appointments etc.) but also interacting with negative behaviors and learning how to cope with them.


Thus far, the greatest accomplishment I've had working at YESS is helping a youth work through their emotions and helping them find the root of why they are feeling the way that they are. Then helping them calm down and continue the rest of their day.

What advice would you give?

Do something that is out of your comfort zone. It will test your boundaries and help you figure out what you want to do.

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