Alexandra Colby, Operations Lead, Prosperity Roundtable, Building Youth Futures Chatham – Kent
Alexandra joined the Prosperity Roundtable as a chef and youth mentor working with young people in February of 2021. Since joining the team, Alexandra has proven invaluable not only in building strong relationships with young people who access our employment programs, but also in becoming lead of operations for the Prosperity
Roundtable. In her role, she has successfully executed and delivered various youth employment and education programs that shift the narrative on how organizations can effectively empower young people to become employment-ready and in fact leaders in our local economy to continue its upward trends. As operations lead, Alex has also facilitated various conversations with young people on employment expectations, challenges, and successes that has led to invaluable insights into how young people understand and view current employment trends, especially in the trades, and how they see themselves entering the local economy in Chatham- Kent, ON. Her experience, expertise, and knowledge has become the cornerstone of our work at the Prosperity Roundtable, and we, as well as young people in Chatham-Kent, are lucky to have her aboard doing this important work.