Pros: good benefits
Cons: management was unchanging, and they were stuck in the past
There was a very small percentage of the troubled youth 16-25 that were fun to work with. They had the most disrespectful teens there I have ever been exposed to in my entire working career. The youth had smart mouths, foul mouths, and the center was geared toward the kids really doing what they wanted to do and not toward changing how the youth needed to be to work in society. This could be a good place and a good thing, but as it is run currently there is not as much good coming from the program that should be. If you worked in a jail or prison you would probably get more respect that I received there from most of the youth. There were a few kids there that were thankful and appreciative for what you were trying to help them do, but for the most part the kids were not appreciative for anything. Most youth acted as if you owed them something. They had alcohol and boy/girl problems with the youth because it was a male and female center. Things are set in stone there with the management and they are NOT going to change. It is like a military reform school jail and you are just an employee trying to make a difference in an impossible situation.