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May 14, 2010
Hi
llside Family of Agencies
1183 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, New York 14620
Re: Position #2471
Dear Human Resources Administrator:
I am very interested in being considered for the Youth Advocate position with the Hillside Work
Scholarship Connection. I have attached my resume for your review.
As you will note on my resume, I will be graduating (with high honors) this week with a Bachelor
of Science in Human Services. As a student I have had several jobs and internships working with
diverse populations with various needs. As an AmeriCorps/Vista Volunteer, I worked with
programs in Syracuse including Prevention Network, CNY Works and the American Red Cross. In
one experience
I volunteered at Syracuse Central Technical High School. There I helped students discover their
goals and ambitions and discussed with high school students the value of education beyond high
school and mentored students to be successful. Also, several students from the Syracuse Central
Technical High School visited Cazenovia College and I was privileged to give these students tours
of the campus. Often, financing college can be overwhelming to lower-income families and I was
also able to speak with these students and their families about ways to afford college on any
budget.
Through other AmeriCorps/Vista programs I created activities and outings that encouraged youth
to explore their talents and abilities and worked with them on following through on their ideas.
Through the Red Cross I developed and implemented the American Red Cross youth groups in the
Syracuse Central School District high schools where I advised and mentored high school students
on the value of community involvement and taught groups on how to prepare, prevent and respond
to disasters. The approach I use when working with clients is a client-centered and strength-based
approach. I find that when people are in very difficult situations it is very easy for clients to
become discouraged and become overwhelmed by their circumstances. The client-centered and
strength-based approach I use almost always results in clients feeling empowered to ask questions
and make decisions on their own behalf. I am extremely organized, have a strong work ethic and
communicate well with others. These skills have been demonstrated in my work experiences and
in my college course work. I believe my education and experience make me an excellent candidate
for the Youth Advocate Position.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to meeting you.
Sincerely,
Nancy Rice
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