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.

Previous to her work with The Boys and Girls Club, she worked as an Education Director for School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) where she was responsible for overseeing the quality and consistency of the tutoring program there. During her time with SOWMA she was responsible for planning and providing activities that promote skills that prepare youth for life.

Mrs. Calos states “I’ve been working with youth for the past ten years and enjoy seeing the positive growth they make. Making a difference in their lives is the best part of my work. Additionally, I’m excited to be able to share my passion for volunteering while creating and planning projects throughout the year.

Working with people, both adults and youth, from a variety of backgrounds has always been enjoyable for me. 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.”