Menta is an "all-in" type of environment when it comes to employment. If you're serious about affecting positive change in the lives of our society's most at-risk youth, then you've found your home.
Menta has a strong teamwork approach and allows for creative license to be taken in order to reach its youth population. They really look to and value professional expertise. It's extremely collaborative here but you have to be willing to ask for the help. If you ask for help, they're there for you. If you don't ask for the help and realize you're a spoke in the wheel, then you'll struggle.
Tough kids but it's a strong supportive culture.
If you want your reward and fulfilment to match your challenges, then this is the place. If you just want to coast along to get a paycheck and you're not self-motivated and adaptive, then perhaps another school would be best.
Overall, well worth the challenge of working with these kids!