Lead Mentor for Before & After School Care.

Joe House has spent the last 6 years working with youth and plans to continue that work. Joe first began working with Urban Roots (a youth lead farm), which led him to the Amala Foundation, which then led him to the Whole Life Learning Center. He came here to help plant some of the very first seeds in the food forest, some of which have grown to be some of the largest trees we see there. Now he is thrilled to be back to help the kids grow too!

Joe brings a calm and understanding but fun energy to his time with the kids at Whole Life. He realized that he learns more from youth than he does from adults sometimes, and he finds that quite humbling. He enjoys helping them feel empowered through the process of accomplishing their amazing goals.

Joe's participated in programs such as Rise Up, Amala's Diversity Leadership Conference and also spent time as a counselor at Amala's Global Youth Peace Summit. He still considers himself to be a big kid and he plans to utilize his experience and all that he has learned both as a youth and in becoming a Mentor in his approach to his work here with your children.