Ray Gaines, Faine House Director
Born in Savannah, Georgia and raised in Newark, NJ, Ray has been working in some capacity with the at-risk population since 1995. With a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, he has passionately been involved with the development of young people. From his days working for the Juvenile Justice Commission to working for and with Central Florida non-profits, he has continued to motivate, coach, educate, and mentor young adults. Growing up in the inner city, he knows how important it is to have caring mentors in your life. He excels in relationship building and mentorship. His C.A.R.E. mindset mentality continues to be evident in his everyday life. C.A.R.E. simply stands for commitment, accountability, respect, and enthusiasm. Over 25 years later, Ray continues to stand in the forefront as an advocate for the less fortunate
Destiny Anderson, Life Skills Program Assistant
Destiny is a community volunteer ambassador who has a passion for serving others in her community, especially youth and young adults.
Born and raised in Tallahassee, FL, Destiny relocated to Orlando in 2019 to attend the University of Central Florida where she received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
Destiny is the former District Secretary for Representative Travaris McCurdy, who serves as the State Representative for District 46 in Orlando. She currently serves as the Teen Director for the Universal Foundation Branch Boys and Girls Club.
Destiny’s community involvement includes serving as the 2019-2020 Fundraising Director for the National Council of Negro Women at the University of Central Florida and on the community service committee for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Throughout the years, she has served in many capacities with the outreach ministry at her church, The Experience Christian Center in Orlando in their “Bigger than a Sunday” movement.
In 2019, Destiny led a holiday drive, “Destiny’s Christmas Blessings,” to financially support college students who have lost one or both parents. In her effort, she raised over $3,000 and was able to bless selected students who were in need of financial assistance. Destiny’s lifestyle embodies selflessness, consistency and dedication to volunteering for organizations in the community to help those in need.
Most recently, through her work with the Boys and Girls Club, Destiny created the “We Own Wednesday” program which provides teens with personal development skills, job opportunities and the educational tools needed to prepare them for a successful future. Destiny is very passionate about making a difference in the lives of teens and creating programs to do so. Her personal motto that keeps her going is, “If I can make a difference in the lives of teens while they are young, when they grow older then, perhaps, they will do the same for someone else.”
Jessica Street, Life Skills Program Assistant
Jessica Street is a Hawai’i Pacific University graduate and a matriculating Marriage and Family Therapy student with a concentration in trauma informed systems. She is passionate about growth through therapeutic healing practices and supporting the youth/ young adult population. She presents herself with poise and an exuberant amount of energy. Her experience in education, business, and the Juvenile Justice system have further fueled her desire to further assist youth/ young adults to navigate through various aspects of life.
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