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.