Johnathan McFarland is a First Year Fellow serving at Railroad Street Youth Project as the Jobs and Careers Coordinator
1. Share a story of how your service has impacted your host site or youth this year.
During the first couple of weeks at my host site, I was a mess, constantly being worried if I could achieve the goals and expectations that were set by MPF and what I set for myself. In the first meeting with my supervisor, I described these emotions and doubts to her, and she had three words that I will never for forget; “caring loving adult.” As simple of a concept, but as effective as anything I have done during my service year. That has been my biggest impact in my host and in my community.
2. What has been your favorite memory this year with the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship (either at your host site or monthly meetings)?
An event that is most memorable from my service year would be at my host site holiday party because my deputy director and I lip synced, “Wannabe,” by the Spice Girls.
3. What are some things you do to practice self-care?