About Amy Abrams
Amy's career began once graduating with her Bachelor of Child and Youth Care Degree in 2011. She's always had a passion for working with young people from a very young age. Amy first volunteered at a place called Kids Kottage at the age of 14, and this sparked her interest in the helping profession. She's always felt most comfortable and confident connecting with children and young people and believes they are the future. Young people deserve the opportunity to be hopeful and confident in themselves. Amy connects with youth through sport, specifically soccer, yoga, art, gardening or helping them find their own passions.
During the four years of her undergrad, she knew she had found her niche in relationship building and taking a strength-based approach to working with young people. During this time, Amy also worked at the PChAD (Protecting Children Abusing Drugs) Safe House which gave her the ability to learn about how to navigate the world of youth addictions as well as grow as a practitioner. Upon graduation, Amy worked at Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers with immigrant youth and their families in multiple schools around the city. This taught her many lessons in the importance of community and culture.
From there Amy was hired on by YOUCAN Youth Services in 2014. She first started in the Mentoring Program and had the opportunity to work with both high school and elementary aged youth. She was also privileged to travel across Canada multiple times to meet with other YOUCAN mentoring sites. Amy eventually transferred into a Relentless School Steam Youth Worker for 3 years at Westmount Junior High. She now has been an Relentless Outreach Services Manager for the past 3 years and values the experience to help coach youth workers, but also continue with some frontline work as well.