fausto: an alternative path
In less than a year, Fausto’s life has changed dramatically. Just one year ago at age 17, Fausto was not enrolled in high school or working. Fausto is now employed as a Peer Educator for Greyston’s Alternative Pathways for Young Adults (APYA) program, which functions out of Greyston’s Technology Education Center.
Ms. Sarah Brown, Senior Director of Youth and Child Services, reached out to Fausto, encouraging him to take an active role in his life. Ms. Brown steered Fausto towards the Alternative Pathways for Young Adults program where he would obtain both hard and soft job skills. A year later, Fausto has been hired to work full-time with current program participants. Fausto serves as a great example of the impact this program can have, especially for the young adults he mentors. Watching Fausto in his current job where he helps current APYA participants do online job searches, create resumes, work on interviewing skills, and run classes for the YO Kidz program, it is clear that Fausto has a bright future ahead of him.
If you ask Fausto about his experience at Greyston, he will tell you, “during my time at Greyston I have gained work experience, learning about professional responsibilities, and how to lead others.” Fausto sees his next step on his path as enrolling at Mercy College.