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Leadership Team

Quad A For Kids

Maurice Haskins Sr.


Maurice, a 35-year old Brooklyn native, relocated to Rochester 15 years ago, where he built a life with his wife April and his two sons, Maurice Jr. and Malcolm. Maurice holds an associate's degree in Human Services from Monroe Community College, a bachelor's degree in Community and Human Services from Empire State College and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Strategic Leadership at Roberts Wesleyan College. Maurice also serves as the Co-Chair of Youth Services Quality Counsel (YSQC).

Maurice has more than 10 years of experience in the area of youth development, having a solid background in working with at-risk youth, young adults, and families. His prior work experience includes Senior Visitation Specialist, Medicaid Service Coordinator, Youth Programs Coordinator and Youth and Family Support Specialist  -- all positions primarily in the nonprofit sector. Maurice joins Quad A’s Leadership Team with proven expertise in establishing and maintaining collaborations and the ability to cultivate diversity in group atmospheres. In his free time, he enjoys reading, listening to music and collecting stamps and cards.

 

Jocelyn Hellsted


Jocelyn is a recent graduate of Nazareth College with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Art History. Although not native to Rochester, her love of the city grew as she became connected with community organizations through Nazareth’s Center for Civic Engagement. As a member of this program, she worked with people of various ages and backgrounds but felt most passionate about her work with youth. Jocelyn is very excited to continue her work with youth as the site coordinator at School 16. She looks forward to her journey with Quad A for Kids and learning from the other experienced members of the leadership team and creating worthwhile programs for children. In her spare time, Jocelyn enjoys reading, painting, and spending time with friends and family.



Bronte Graham   
                                          
Bronte Graham was born and raised in the heart of Rochester and graduated from Olympia High School in Greece. Following a desire to help 
the community, she became a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked in community homes and homes of the elderly. She decided to continue on in the field of health and attended Monroe Community College to study nursing. While there, she was  introduced to Quad A for Kids and became a member of the support staff. Having a strong mind, motivating words, and an even bigger heart, she was promoted to Site Coordinator shortly after her first two years and now considers herself to be a “Development Advocate” for youth. She is now ready to share bright ideas and success plans with students and staff and remains dedicated to enlightening and encouraging our youth in the Rochester community. Bronte believes the best experience working with children is to see the changes that occur after they participate in the after-school program. Being able to create a bond and family-oriented approach within the program reflects on the success of her students and families and she finds it to be very rewarding.