Sam Gachelin

Samuel Gachelin discovered his love for helping the youth back in 1997. As a teen, Sam would perform volunteer services for a locally based after school program. It was there he felt a strong sense of community and the need to help the youth. After attending Graduate School at the University of Bridgeport in 2005 with a Master’s Degree in Education, Sam began working for the Y.M.C.A (Young Men’s Christian Association) of Norwalk, Connecticut as assistant teacher for one of their 8 after-school programs. Eventually Sam was promoted to Teen and Family Director, where he oversaw all teen and family programs, as well as supervising the 2 after-school programs held at local middle schools.


Samuel eventually decided to resign from the YMCA to become a full-time schoolteacher; a position he has held for 9 years.During the summer months, Mr. Gachelin enjoys working for camps and summer school programs in efforts to continue helping out the youth in his community.

We help educate and holistically develop our scholars to create Haiti's leaders of tomorrow

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Education is the key to eliminating gender inequality, to reducing poverty, to creating a sustainable planet, to preventing needless deaths and illness, and to fostering peace”. 

~Nelson Mandela~

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