Ledell is a Retail Attendant at the Ithaca ReUse Center. Ledell has been working with us since Summer of 2021, when he started as a youth worker through the YES (Youth Employment Services) program. Every summer, several youth workers get assigned to work with Finger Lakes ReUse through this program, and many of them (like Ledell) end up being hired to work with us after the summer is over.
Ledell is 17 years old and is a high school student at TST BOCES. In his free time, he tries to spend as much time as he can outdoors. Ledell enjoys working at ReUse because he likes helping people, answering questions, and getting to interact with customers. He also mentioned that he loves working with his coworkers and trying to make them laugh. He noted that he feels he is a good and respectful employee, and is good at several different positions in the retail operations, but likes working in the front of the store where he can help customers the most.
Ledell sees himself continuing to work at the ReUse for awhile, and when asked what he liked about being part of Team ReUse, Ledell said it “reminds me of being in a big family, everyone cares. I feel safe and like people enjoy having me around.”
Thanks for sharing your experience Ledell, and we are so grateful for everything you do!