Will is being recognized for his work in the community. He has been in our local news numerous times, standing side by side and collaborating with city officials to raise awareness. He is working with Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg, police chief Dana Wingert, Inspector Brian O’Keefe, and many more. He has a new music video coming soon with local firefighters aptly entitled "Brave" that he wrote and produced. Will also wrote and produced another song that will debut soon for the children in the schools where he mentors.

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Will Keeps shared a video from the playlist One Step Docuseries.December 19, 2021 at 1:21am
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Will KeepsDecember 14, 2021 at 2:33pm
💥Graduate alert 📢 Graduate alert 📢 💥
Please show love to Nathan Roberts Hbk Nate, this young man has came aloooong way. Over coming sooooo many obstacles! But by coming to Starts Right Here and with the help of Options Academy this young man FINALLY FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL!!! Yeaaaaaaaaa!!! Please show love Facebook, he reeeeeallly Deserves it!!! It Starts Right Here
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Will KeepsDecember 4, 2021 at 8:14pm
Check out the surprise that Affinity Credit Union Donated to Starts Right Here!! Thank you Again!!!
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Starts Right Here is a non-profit organization committed to giving youth a chance to rise above the circumstances they were born into to reach their mental, ...
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Will KeepsNovember 6, 2021 at 3:02pm
It's finally here Y'all!! November 10th 4 to 7 PM. Ankeny Wahlburgers is helping raise money for a Starts Right Here. And all you have to do is say you are here for Starts Right Here And the portion of your meal will go to SRH!!! And if you ever wanted to meet me I will be there also Greeting you at the door!!! People always ask me how can I help, well on that day it will be real easy... Just come and have a meal!! Love y'all and it Starts Right Here

p.s please put it on your calendar as soon as possible 😉
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Will KeepsOctober 30, 2021 at 1:45am


Job Purpose

Starts Right Here is looking for someone committed to helping lost youth discover and pursue a path for their individual success. The Youth Development Coordinator (YDC) works within a framework to encourage engagement, community, and support to help students realize their goals and stated objectives. YDCs build positive relationships with a caseload of youth, provide support towards accomplishing post-secondary education/employment and other life goals, and utilize a variety of methods to assess and evaluate youth needs and progress. YDCs will use research information to implement best practices, collaborate with staff, and gain youth feedback and other data to help refine and improve the effectiveness of the program. The YDC’s programmatic responsibilities will include facilitation of and participation in activities, coordination of resources for youth including referrals to social services, and financial and academic coaching.
Hours of Work & TravelFull or Part time, regular employmentGenerally, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Friday 8:00 AM to 3PM.Some travel may be necessary.Essential Functions / Core ResponsibilitiesBuilds positive, trusting, and respectful interactions with students in order to encourage and support their academic and personal needsMonitors student progress, celebrate successes, evaluates and documents caseload dataDevelops partnerships and close relationships with SRH Staff to properly support youthsInitiates referrals to community resources for the purpose of achieving goals, meeting needs and/or enriching circumstances for studentsCollaborates with other program and evaluation staff to establish program guidelines, processes and program improvements.Develops and facilitates ongoing workshops for academic, professional, personal, and financial preparednessCoordinates/supervises campus and community visits to enhance academic and professional exposureSupports youth in developing leadership, critical thinking, time management, self-discipline, conflict management, and communicationParticipates fully in ongoing professional development and collaborations with program team to update, align, improve and deepen activities and tools towards ensuring youth successParticipates in outreach and recruitment of new students

Required Education & ExperienceHigh School diploma or GED required. Bachelor degree desired.Experience working with youth, low-income families, and vulnerable populations preferred.Familiarity with case managementDemonstrates respect and interest in youth leadership and program culture.Strong communication and conflict resolution skills, both in verbal and written forms.Possesses exceptional interpersonal skills, able to handle changes with a positive attitude.Ability to be supportive and provide guidance in a non-judgmental manner.Demonstrates personal accountability and responsibility by meeting commitments on time.Ability to collaborate with co-workers, supervisors, students, and partnersPositive attitude and role model, ability to lead by example, sets personal standards and boundariesHigh professional and ethical standardsSelf-starter, motivated, and able to take initiative in situations; ability to function effectively in a fast-paced and inclusive environment.Proficient in technology such as but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, social mediaFamiliarity with public schools, community organizations and grant alignment is a plusExperience with curriculum building and workshop facilitation a plus
Salary/Pay$15,000 - $36,000 according to time and experience.How to Apply
Send Interest Letter and resume to Startsrightheresrh@gmail.com

AAP/EEO Statement
Starts Right Here provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
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Will Keeps updated their status.October 25, 2021 at 5:45pm
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