February 26, 2014

Meet the D2 Center Staff: Donte’ Perry, Youth Academic Navigator (YAN)

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Update 8/21/2015: Donte’ no longer works at the D2 Center. Good luck with your endeavors, Donte’!

Take a moment to get to know our newest employee, YAN Donte’ Perry! Meet the rest of the D2 Center staff on the Meet the Staff page.

What’s your role at the D2 Center?

I am a Youth Academic Navigator (YAN).

How long have you worked at the D2 Center?

Coming up on one month.

Tell me about your education.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Child, Youth and Family studies and a minor in Education and Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

What is your professional background?

I have over five years of experience of working with at-risk youth at a variety of places.

Why were you interested in working at the D2 Center?

I feel it’s a perfect fit. This re-engagement center is very needed in our community and I definitely feel I’m a great addition and part of something great going on here.

What’s your favorite thing about working at the D2 Center?

The warm environment that the staff brings. Everybody is team-oriented and focused on being a positive influence on the youth both for education and life skills in general.

Tell me about your family.

I was raised by my sister since I was three. She’s married and has a daughter and a son and we all grew up in the same house.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Watch and play sports, laugh, and hang out with family and friends. I also play professional indoor football.

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About Carolyn

Carolyn Miller is one of the directors of the D2 Center. She is a graduate of Omaha Northwest High School and the University of Iowa. Carolyn has been with the D2 Center since 2010.

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