Nick has been a youth educator since November of 2018. Born in New Mexico, his family relocated to Tucson when he was a baby, so he calls Tucson home. Graduating from the University of Arizona in 2018, he first attended West Hills Community College as a baseball player for two years, and eventually came back to Tucson to attend Pima Community College and the U of A to receive his Bachelors of Science degree in Public Health. Nick mainly teaches the Wyman Teen Outreach Clubs and Summer Leadership Institute.
What do you like about being an Educator at AZYP: I want to be a mentor and leader to kids and help them achieve their goals
Are things different for youth today than when you grew up?: I grew up in the Amphi School District and played a lot of sports. If there were programs like this, they met after school, so I couldn’t have gone if there were. I like that we teach our classes during school so we can interact with all kinds of kids.
What has been a memorable moment for you in the last year while teaching: I was invited by the kids at Ha:san to attend their annual camping trip. It was great to hang out with the kids and teachers in a different setting. Another AZYP facilitator and I led the kids on the following day on an obstacle course and an outdoor, blindfolded version of the crane game and it was a lot of fun. The kids learned a bit of leadership and team work skills too.
Youth from Ha:San Preparatory Academy at their annual camping trip
Fun facts about Nick!
He was named 2nd Team All Conference Utility Player, while attending West Hills Community College because he played so many positions while playing baseball there. Go Falcons!
His favorite fictional character is: Michael Scott from the Office, because he always tries to do his best, even when it goes south so often!
When he is not working he is most likely to be found working out, motorcycle riding, or hanging out with his girlfriend and their cute dogs!
P.S. AZYP is a qualified charitable organization (20953) and your donation is eligible for the Arizona Tax Credit up to $400 for an individual and up to $800 for couples filing jointly. Contact your tax advisor for more information.