Stilwell named new Associate Director at The Outlet Youth Center

The Outlet Youth Center has announced the hiring of a new Associate Director, Kaya Stilwell.

Stilwell is a Rochester native and graduated from Rochester High School in 2018. After RHS, she earned her cosmetology license from Aveda Frediric’s Institute in Indianapolis. Since completing her schooling, Stilwell has had service industry experience and worked with youth in her free time. She's also worked as a softball coach for young students. 

“The energy was contagious! I loved being responsible for all of their new tricks and skills while also watching them achieve their personal goals,” commented Stilwell.

As Associate Director, Stilwell's main responsibility will be to implement high-quality and consistent programming for The Outlet’s After School Program. This includes planning for after-school program clubs, keeping an inventory of snacks and supplies, and assisting the Executive Director with interacting with kids and running the After School Program. 

Stilwell also will be directly involved with the Alternative School Program. She will assist Alternative School Teacher Bryan Holcomb in writing and implementing lesson plans for the program’s students. Currently, the Alternative School holds class at The Outlet twice a week for 90 minutes. During this time, the goal is to teach and give real-life scenarios they will soon face after graduation. Stilwell  herself was a 2018 graduate of the ASE program and is excited to give back to these students. 

Stilwell began at The Outlet on April 29. Executive Director Taylor Showley is already impressed with her efforts.

“She fits right into our culture. The students have already taken to her and she’s shown great initiative in developing ideas to implement! I’m confident she will grow into this role and become a great role model for our students,” Showley commented. 

The Outlet Youth Center is open for 6th - 12th grade students Monday - Thursday from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. After Memorial Day, they will be open for students from 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.

For more information visit www.theoutletyouthcenter.org and make sure to follow their Facebook page.