Be the positive energy other people want to be around; this is the mantra of Kenisha Cooper. She has embodied this mantra for the past 16 years working as a youth worker with all ages of youth. Her passion and purpose stems from her love for teaching young people self-advocacy. This passion lead Kenisha to her Bachelors Degree in Human Services from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Growing up in Cambridge, MA, Kenisha was surrounded by a majestic tapestry of culture, which influence her teaching style with young people. Kenisha enjoyed working with: STARs (Students, Teaching and Advocating Respect) at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, OWD (Office of Work Force and Development) CYP (Cambridge Youth Programs); which allowed her to develop, coach, mentor and implement best practices that would serve them in the working world and life.
Meeting people where they are and developing their skills and methods is essential. Currently as Regional Recruiter for Imajine That, Kenisha Cooper has the honor of interviewing potential new team members for our Imajine That-Boston Public After-School Program. She inspires our Imajine That staff through professional development trainings, while also coaching and modeling in the classroom. Kenisha always comes ready to P.L.A.Y. "Passion & Purpose, Love & Laugher, Authenticity & Accountability, Young @ Heart".