Youth Culture Research Assistant and Inclusion Ambassador
Jacob Stretton is Youth Culture’s Research Assistant and Inclusion Ambassador. He is a graduate from Mohawk College’s Community Integration Co-operative program. Jacob worked at Clear Kiggers Adventure Farm where he cared for the horses and the dogs by feeding them and replacing their bins. He also worked at Burlington Community Gardens where he weeded the gardens and planted flowers and vegetables. His customer service experience includes his time at the Salvation Army where he stocked shelves and the Robert Bateman School store where he sold products and worked the cash register. Jacob also worked at the Good Shephard Food Bank where he replenished food items and helped customers. Jacob spends his free time volunteering at the Burlington Humane Society and at the Halton Down Syndrome Association where he helps the peer group support. His volunteer experience doesn’t end there. Jacob worked with Mohawk College as a student peer mentor volunteer, where he provided guidance to new CICE students, and with the Special Olympics as an assistant coach where he helped set up the drills for practice and supported the players who needed extra assistance. With his broad background of skills and experiences, Jacob is an amazing addition to the Youth Culture team!