Name & Title: Arely Guzman, Prevention Specialist, October 2018-Present.
In her role, Guzman implements evidence-based prevention programs throughout the community, and in both school and after-school settings. Prevention programming focuses on reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. Youth of all ages, ranging from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, learn about and improve emotion management skills, peer refusal strategies, risk reduction techniques, decision-making skills, setting and achieving goals, the negative consequences of substance use, and more.
“I am a great believer that our youth are vital for the success of our future, and working with them has allowed me to contribute to their journey of growth. My time as a Prevention Specialist has provided me with a platform where I can educate and bring awareness to important topics, as well as give students the necessary tools to thrive in life. Not only do I get to teach and have a direct impact in the community, but they also have a direct impact on me.”
- TV Shows: Elite & Ozark
- Hobbies: Photography and reading
- Snack: Baked Hot Cheetos with pickles
- Music: EDM and Latin
- Best Part about working at DLC: The friendly environment and meeting new people!