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July Staff Highlight: Megan Skilling

July Staff Highlight: Megan Skilling

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MeganSkillingHow long have you been with Youth MOVE Maine and what is your position?
I am the Mid Maine Regional Coordinator and I have worked for youth MOVE Maine for almost a year and a half! Prior to that I was a public school teacher.

What about Youth MOVE Maine and the work that happens here inspires you?
Everyday I am inspired by youth that I work with.

Watching the youth grow and have a voice! I am continuously inspired and amazed daily buy how motivated and determined the youth are. I love seeing THEM make a difference and impact in their community. I love providing them with  resources that they need and helping them grow. They inspire me everyday to be a better person. They challenge me to expand my knowledge base and comfort zone. I learn as much if not more from them as they learn for me. I look forward to going to work nearly everyday!

The MOVE in Youth MOVE stands for Motivating Others Through Voices of Experience, what does that mean to you?
It means that everyone has a voice, regardless of age, gender, race etc, and they can use their voice to motivate others and help others and each other grow. It means that you can use that voice to make a difference and you can learn from every experience.

What is your favorite passtime?
I am a fitness instructor as well and enjoy teaching zumba, taking classes and working out. In addition to that I enjoy spending time in the summer at my families camp on the lake. I love crafting too. I just purchased my first home and look forward to making it my own. I like to keep busy!

If you could do anything to change the world, what would you do?
Wow. That’s a hard question! It may sound cliche but I would love to see acceptance. There is so much hate and disappear in the world and I would love to turn on the news and see stories that were positive and not so discouraging and sad.

You can bring 3 things to an island, what would you bring?
Am I by myself?!?!?! Hmmm…
1. Sunscreen – I burn!
2. My friend so I wouldn’t be alone.
3. A picnic basket of food and snacks!
Hopefully this is only a day trip 😂

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