Employee Spotlight: Patricia Tenant

17 Dec

8204141868_63203455d9_bAfter 18 years, YWCA School Age counselor Patricia Tenant says that the people she works with at the YWCA “are like my second family.” Tenant started in her position in September of 1996, making her the employee with the most seniority at the YWCA of Asheville.

Most of her time at the YWCA  has been spent working with the Kindergartners. “I love working with the ‘babies,’ I like the challenge of helping them adjust,” says Tenant. “They are new to school and can be intimidated, but after a short time it’s great to see them get more comfortable and start to enjoy themselves.” She also likes “working as a team with the parents” to help their children excel. Two of her favorite aspects of the program are watching the kids in her group learn to swim, and participating in community service projects.

When asked what she thinks of how the YWCA has changed over the past 18 years, Tenant exclaims, ” I’ve seen BIG improvements!” One thing she cites is the YWCA School Age program becoming a 5 Star program. Her enthusiasm for her work radiates as she talks about the YWCA’s successes.

We are grateful to Patricia Tenant for her almost two decades of serving the children and families of the YWCA School Age program.

photo by sandra stambaugh

2 Responses to “Employee Spotlight: Patricia Tenant”

  1. Mary Beth Herman December 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    great story.

  2. YWCA of Asheville December 17, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    Thank you!

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