Michael Mederos is a peer-youth worker at The Spot. He began by volunteering when it first opened in 2006, and started working with the team in 2007. He has also worked in others industries such as retail, hospitality, and painting.
MichaeI is currently completing his third year in the Bachelor of Social Work program at Ryerson University.
"I work at The Spot because this place meant a lot to me in my teens. The peers, and especially the staff that I met at The Spot made very positive impacts in my life, which sparked my interest in working in the social sector. Now I look forward to working in low-income communities, helping marginalized youth overcome challenges."
"My favourite part of working at The Spot is that I get to meet at lot of youth who have very unique personalities, and hopefully I am able to make a positive impact in their lives. On top of that, I get to do things that I enjoy doing with the youth, such as playing soccer, basketball, and snowboard."