Building a bridge to leadership and life skills for youth through hands-on experiential education.
Rebecca Levine has been the Winchester Youth Coordinator for 17 years. She recently established the Winchester Youth Alliance, bringing together youth leaders from across the community to form a network of support for each other and for the town’s youth. She lives in Salem with her wife and two children.
Interview with Rebecca Levine
Tell me a little bit about yourself. What called you to this work?
I did both my undergraduate and graduate studies in social work. My first job was in a women’s health clinic and I became a youth specialist there. I’ve always been interested in doing youth development work. When I went back for my Masters degree I had a choice of focusing on the clinical side or the macro side. I chose to focus on community organizing, programming and planning. My internships were always with youth programs and service learning.