College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Humanities and Communication

Bonnie Lockhart '11: Youth Worker

Bonnie Lockhart graduated in 2011 with a concentration in Peace Studies. She sends this update about life after HCOM. "After graduating, I was lucky enough to become a youth worker at the Mendocino County Youth Project in Ukiah. Through my role as a youth worker I strive to empower youth to connect with their strengths and develop healthy coping skills. I work one on one with youth to reach their goals in a plan they develop often including art, writing or nature, I co-facilitate small groups to develop relationships and share knowledge as part of drug alcohol and other forms of self harm support and through large scale prevention education by presenting and engaging youth in learning about mental health and bully support. I also get to continue my work of youth empowerment events, Youth Action Party promoting healthy choices community involvement and the arts. HCOM strengthened me as a person - teaching me to express empathy, fearlessly explore cultural diversity and navigate conflict with respect. My time in HCOM provides a heartfelt foundation for my work everyday and I am forever grateful."

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