Winnie is our newest office staff member. She has been with HKYO since Aug 2018, but has stepped right into the position of overseeing various program areas within the youth and teen mentoring curriculums. Her goal is to provide quality program/project management to ensure planning, execution and reports are accomplished efficiently and professionally. Her daily tasks also include assisting the Executive Director in planning and coordinating Mentoring programs.
When she is mentoring a group of students in the Hartford Public School system or one-on-one services through referrals from our CT agencies; she believes in providing a safe, fun and positive environment for youth to continue to develop their life skills and have more opportunities to learn and grow.
She was born and raised in the Northend of Hartford, graduated from the Hartford Public Schools system; was an average student, but always had counselors and mentors pushing her to achieve more. She was chosen to attend the Trinity Upward Bound program and the UCONN summer program; that gave her the opportunity to attend college and the confidence to pursue other endeavors. It took longer than usual, but she earned her Bachelor in Psychology from Eastern State University. Ms. Billington also served 20 years in the Air National Guard and attended business training courses to obtain her LLC as an interior decorative painter. www.simplywinnie.com.