Amy Grella – 2017 Pittsburgh cohort

Being a new part-time and non-ordained youth worker, I went to the YMCP training with not much more expectation than networking with others doing similar work.  I can’t express in words how much more YMCP is than that!  The Cohort provided a safe environment for me to be wholly myself and realize that all weaknesses (personal and professional) are opportunities for growth.  Mark-O and the coaches shared detailed, proven tools and insights along with both the space to explore the tools with the support and accountability for me to succeed.  I gained exponential confidence in myself and my calling to be a youth worker.  It has transformed the way we do youth ministry…it’s just awesome!