Ileana Naranjo is a macro Social Worker with a career focus on youth development. She received her Master in Social Work from the University of Southern California with a concentration in Community Organization, Planning and Administration. While working towards her Masters in Social Work, she performed a program evaluation for Year Up's Peer Support Program, as well as school violence threat assessments and interventions for school districts. She became interested in youth development while working as a teacher assistant for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Ileana was an AmeriCorps member, where she mentored youth in foster care and youth in LAUSD’s Juvenile Delinquency Program. Ileana’s passion and focus are to ensure that schools and communities enhance the strengths of youth to develop social, emotional, and cognitive competencies.
Have you ever been in a long meeting, training, or school lecture, and found yourself falling asleep, or having your mind wander? If so, this most likely happens because the event is boring, and there is a disengagement between you and what is being presented. Similarly, students can find their classrooms boring and feel unmotivated …