Discover all the different careers Opportunity Village has to offer with this series of in-depth profession overviews. 

Meet Michael A., Betty's Village Host & Veteran Ambassador

In this series of "Day in the Life of ____", we will be highlighting the various professions Opportunity Village has to offer. This feature is focused on the role of Betty's Village Host.

What led you to OV/your current position? 

·       I started in the Job Discovery Program (JDP) in 2014 after High School. After 2 years in JDP, I was hired at Heritage Park in 2016. During this time, I also became an Ambassador for Opportunity Village. When Betty’s Village opened, I became the Host for the resident clubhouse. 

What does a typical day look like for you?

I show up every day at work with a smile on my face and a ready-to-work attitude. I greet guests and residents that visit the Betty’s Village clubhouse. I also motivate others through my experience as an Ambassador by being a public speaker on behalf of Opportunity Village. 

What is the most exciting part of your job?

The most exciting part of my job is the chance to have my story and my voice heard. 

Who inspires you? 

Honestly, I do not have any one person who inspires me. However, my experience working at Opportunity Village has inspired me to keep going. There is always good moments. 

What is your favorite thing to do when you're not working? 

·       When I am not working I like to make motivational quotes that I share on LinkedIn every morning. I also like to hang out with different people outside of work. I also like to play video games. I also record a podcast that shares motivational words for the whole world to hear.

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