Amanda Longworth is a clinical therapist at Boys’ Village Campus and began working for The Village Network in 2005. In our interview with her, Amanda talks about her deep care and commitment to the youth she sees every day. Read our Q&A and get to know one of our many stellar staff!
Q: Why do you work at The Village Network?
A: I always knew that I wanted to work in a “helping profession.” I love working with kids. The Village Network has offered me an opportunity to make an impact while empowering youth.
Q: What is a typical day like for you?
A: There is not a “typical day” as every day is a new adventure. My focus is on the kids first and foremost, the meetings, paperwork and constant demand come second.
Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: The kids. Seeing them simply be kids, with smiles on their faces mixed with those light bulb moments.
Q: What do you wish other people knew about The Village Network?
A: That these are not “bad kids.” They come from a history of trauma that has hugely impacted them and their behavior.
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I enjoy spending time with my friends and my family. I do my best to relax by spending time outdoors, walking and hiking.
Q: Tell me a fun fact about yourself- we want to know what makes you, you!
A: I love to travel. My happy place is the ocean. However, I also have joined my husband’s mission to see every baseball stadium in the United States. He has seen 19 and I have seen 13 with two planned this fall.