Involved Since: July 2009
Crucible Staff Since: July 2013
Participating in the Youth Programs over the years has helped open doors for these students both inside and outside The Crucible. Maliq Nathaniel, who took six classes on scholarship and participated in the Fuego Youth Leadership Program and the Pre-Apprentice Program, says watching other students succeed at The Crucible sparked a fire in him, pushing him to want to learn more about welding and engage with the other departments here.
Now, as an instructor in the Welding Department, Maliq makes sure his students feel empowered to take advantage of what comes their way. “In life, there are only so many opportunities you get,” Maliq explains. “And this is by far the best one that came past me.”