Hey everyone, I am Richelle Santoya the manager for the Monterey County Friday Night Live Program. I was born and raised in Monterey County in a small town. Coming from a small community I noticed that there were not a lot of resources available for us at that time. As it came time for me to figure out what I wanted to do with my life I knew I wanted to contribute to the community and assist underserved populations. Over the last 10 years, I have been working in the youth development field in various agencies. I am proud of the work that we do and the youth that we have served. I am passionate about providing youth development to high school aged youth because these are youth who want to make a difference in their community and we are the ones who get to assist and see that growth both within themselves and their community.