Adana Wellington joined Friends of the Children NY in June 2015 as a Professional Mentor in the Child Program. Her prior experience at the Administration of Children’s Services as a Child Protective Specialist, contributed to the knowledge and experience she uses to engage diverse families. This experience propelled her passion to work with disconnected youth. Adana continues to volunteer her time as a Youth Leader at Christ Pentecostal Temple Inc. Adana holds a BS from St. John’s University. Currently she is pursuing her Masters of Social Work at Fordham University where she will then continue her work in Youth Development.