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Program & Volunteer Coordinator

The Board of Directors at The Cuyuna Range Youth Center in Crosby, MN is excited to introduce Jacquelyn (Jackie) Calos as our new Program and Volunteer Coordinator. Jackie comes to us from Brockton, Massachusetts having just relocated recently to the Brainerd area with her husband. She has experience working with the Boys and Girls Club in Massachusetts where she developed and implemented Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics lessons for youth as well as mentoring them using positive behavior interventions and supports. She also was a job developer for the high school students coordinating internship experiences with businesses and organizations in the local community. Previous to her work with The Boys and Girls Club, she worked as an Education Director for School on Wheels of Massachusetts where she was responsible for overseeing the quality and consistency of the tutoring program there. She was responsible for planning and providing activities that promote skills that prepare youth for life. She is a certified teacher having studied at The University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and the University of Colorado at Boulder. She spent four years as a 6th – 8th grade science teacher in Brockton as well.  Mrs. Calos stated “I’ve been working with youth for the past ten years and enjoy seeing the positive growth they make. I love to make a difference in their lives. I’m excited to be able to share my passion for volunteering while creating and planning projects throughout the year. I have always enjoyed working with other people, both adults and youth, from a variety of backgrounds. My professional experience provides evidence of my ability to build strong, positive relationships with the youth I work with. I want to work hard to make The Cuyuna Range Youth Center the best pre-teen/teen program in the area.”