We are beyond excited to welcome Ms. Cailli Perry to the STOMP team. Cailli will help our team strengthen our drug prevention and education efforts through the research and development of drug education and prevention materials, increase community partnerships, volunteer recruitment and development of funding opportunities. She will play a dynamic role in our day to day efforts to combat drug abuse in Jack County and we are thrilled to have her. Get to know more about Cailli in our Q&A with her below.
What are your goals while working with STOMP?
While I’m working at STOMP, my main goal is to help this organization continue spreading awareness about the various effects drug use/abuse can have both on individuals and communities. I hope to do this through helping STOMP develop new programs additional to those already in place, by training volunteers, and bringing all of Jack County together to fight towards ridding our communities of drug use and abuse.
What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about working with children, youth, and their families on finding solutions on how to cope with whatever they are going through. I, also, enjoy volunteering with the various organizations that reside in whatever community I am in. These passions are what have inspired me to get a master’s degree in Child Life, in order to help children, youth, and families who are facing various life-threatening diseases or illnesses deal with those often scary situations. In the future, I hope I will be working in the Child Life Department at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX.
What do you like to do for fun?
In my spare time, I enjoy crafting of all sorts (i.e., DIY projects, cross-stitching, and quilting), and spending time with friends and family.
This position was made possible by the Americorps Vista program and could not have been possible without this great resource. Learn more about the Vista program by clicking here.