At the age of 17 Monique was employed by the Ministry of Health as a Data Entry Clerk at the Independence Polyclinic in the Stann Creek district, where she was later given the opportunity to develop her own youth outreach program which eventually blossomed into the L.E.A.P. Outreach Program. Currently the Director of L.E.A.P., Monique conducts an annual summer certificate program, leads an active youth group, hosts community awareness fairs and networks on behalf of her community and at-risk youth. Through this initiative, she has brought services to her community that had been inaccessible, and has been a part of groundbreaking committees and partnerships. Monique has a passion for youth empowerment and community transformation and believes there is no limit as to what you can empower youth to achieve. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Accounting, and also has experience with peer education training through the Belize Red Cross.
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