Open Letter of introduction to UUCB and BVUUF

Hello members of UUCB/BVUUF,

 

My name is Galen Pereira and I will be joining your community as your new Youth Program Coordinator and wanted to introduce myself. I’m happy to be joining you and look forward to the positive impact that we can have on the youth here at UUCB/BVUUF.

 

I grew up in Florida, living first in Tampa and later in Clearwater. I moved out to Colorado nearly twelve years ago for the beautiful mountains, the lovely low level of humidity, and an Aikido Dojo. 

 

I have worked with youth in a variety of capacities over the past fifteen years. From being a counselor helping youth overcome addiction and improve their lives, to teaching chess clubs at several local schools in Boulder county and Denver. I have also spent time helping children with autism through Imagine Colorado. 

 

I am a huge nerd. Meaning that I’m interested in literally everything. I have been a voracious reader from a very young age, reading anything from Walden Pond to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I like playing video games, cooking, baking, woodworking, blacksmithing, sewing, martial arts, acting and a number of other activities. Since I learned of the concept of being a Renaissance man, or a polymath, that’s what I wanted to be. 

 

I look forward to getting to know all of you and working with the youth here.