Maria Flores the Youth & Family Advisory Board (YFAB) Program Coordinator for the Positive Youth Development (PYD) Team. She joined GUIDE in April of 2022. In this role, Maria provides development, support, contribution, management and/or implementation of all aspects of the YFAB.
Prior to serving in her current position, she began as the Program Coordinator for the DBHDD Clubhouses Project. In this role, Maria provided guidance, resources and coaching to the Prevention Clubhouses using the Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Quality Standards as the framework for support.
Maria received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & Communications Studies from the University of Georgia in 2018. She is currently in graduate school obtaining a Master’s of Public Administration at Georgia State University.
Prior to joining GUIDE, Maria worked as a Teacher Boarding Don at an international school in South Korea. She also served in the US Peace Corps as a Youth in Development Volunteer in Thailand, where she facilitated educational, leadership and life skill youth programming for students ranging from 5 to 19 years old.
After returning home from the Peace Corps, Maria worked at an emergency response start-up nonprofit, where she helped the State of Georgia combat the COVID-19 pandemic by providing accessible testing and vaccinations to vulnerable communities.
Maria brings years of nonprofit and youth development experience with a focus on leadership, diversity and inclusion. Maria is passionate about empowering youth and building strong relationships with the communities she serves.
In her free time, Maria enjoys traveling, hiking, working out and spending time with her family and dogs.
You can contact Maria by calling 470-655-5066 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.