The Youth Advocate Program recently honored Danielle Quinn as its Community Advocate of the Year during its â€œCommunity Dayâ€ celebration. Ms. Quinn was chosen as an individual who has stepped up in our community to be an â€œAdvocate for Youthâ€. She has given selflessly of herself to make this community a better place. She has shown the passion to see past current situations and recognize that there is untapped potential in our youth. Ms. Quinn recognizes the lights that shine, in the eyes of our future leaders.
Danielle grew up in Syracuse. She graduated from Buffalo State and Syracuse University. Currently Danielle is the Home-School Liaison for the Fulton City School District. In this role is where the Youth Advocate Program got to know Danielle. When there is a concern with a child or family member, Danielle goes out of her way to not only find out what the cause of the issue was and following up, but also how to prevent it from happening again. Danielleâ€™s professionalism, warmth of personality and wanting the best for this community made the selection of Danielle an easy one for the Youth Advocate Program.
Danielle has three children which keep her busy, a husband and she enjoys hiking in the Adirondacks.
When notified about receiving this award, she was asked, â€œWhy do you do what you doâ€? Her response was â€œI do what I do, because it makes a difference. Sometimes it may not look like it, but it does for the individual person or family that I am working with, and that is what matters. I do it because I truly love it.
The Youth Advocate Program, staff and youth consider Mrs. Quinn to be an asset to our community and a positive role model for all of the youth she works with; we are honored to have Danielle Quinn as our â€œCommunity Advocate of the Year”.