It is hard to believe that Austin Winchester has been part of our team for eight weeks already–or maybe it isn’t hard to believe at all. Austin has joined our team so seamlessly that it feels as if he has always been with us.
Austin will be responsible for leading our Reducing Sexism and Violence Program (RSVP®) for high schoolers; for cofacilitating our Youth Advisory Council; and for supporting our other programs in the community. Austin has worked extensively with youth and young adults, most recently as an educator and mentor at Kieve Wavus Education (KWE) where he taught social–emotional learning for grades 1 through 8.
Austin first experienced the impact of Maine Boys to Men when he took our Educators and Coaches workshop, so when he saw the job posted, he was ready to apply. He write, “I feel very grateful to be a part of such a courageous, compassionate team who shares my passion for inspiring boys and men to step into a more heartful and empathetic version of themselves.”
When he is not at Maine Boys to Men, Austin is studying for a degree in Drama Therapy from Lesley University. He also enjoys reading about philosophy and art, meditating, reading plays, watching sketch comedy, and rehearsing his troubadour act.