Crystal Hollon has been selected as the new Director of the Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers.
Hollon, who started May 1, was raised in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1995. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICW) and graduated Summa Cum Laude from New Mexico Highland’s University. She went on to earn her master’s degree in social work.
“I am excited to have Crystal joining our team,” said Los Alamos Family Council Executive Director Jordan Redmond. “Her experience, skills, and attitude are valuable additions for the Los Alamos Family Council and the youth at the Youth Activity Centers.”
Hollon, brings more than 15 years of experience working with families and children specializing in providing services and programs to trauma survivors. She has worked with youth at various non-profit and government agencies throughout New Mexico. She has extensive experience in program development/management, community outreach and education, crisis intervention and counseling.
“I am excited to have been chosen for this position and feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with these amazing kids and their families,” Hollon said. “The Youth Activity Center is crucial to the Los Alamos and White Rock communities, providing 3rd – 8th graders a safe place to explore, learn, develop healthy relationships and play under the guidance of amazing staff.”
For the past three years, she has served the teen population at the Los Alamos Teen Center developing and implementing programs/events and providing supervision and support as floor staff. Most recently, Hollon was the site director of the Barranca Elementary Afterschool Program for The Family Y.
In her spare time, she provides grief counseling to family members who have experienced the violent loss of a loved one, is a member of Friends of Los Alamos Pride (FLAP) and serves as an assistant coach for her niece’s Little League softball team.
The Youth Activity Centers are operated by the Los Alamos Family Council, through a contract with Los Alamos County.