My name is Jess Perry and I'm currently a Youth Development major in my last year at Rhode Island College. This is my fifth year at RIC. I studied Early Childhood Education/Special Education for the first three years until I made the switch to Youth Development. I love working with children, especially those with special needs. I am a lifeguard/swim instructor at my town pool and have instructed many young children in my six years there.
I know that the Youth Development track is the right path for me and I'm excited to see where it will take me after I have graduated from Rhode Island College. I hope to be able to inspire and better the lives of both the children and families I will work with throughout my career.