Natalie Bump ~ Youth Support Manager
Natalie started her human services career long before entering college. She participated in many volunteer events throughout her childhood, and always had a heart for helping others. After high school, Natalie determined that the traditional educational and career path was not for her. It was then that she decided to put her passion for helping others at the front of her life. Natalie joined AmeriCorps, and was assigned to a program in Denver that assisted youth and families in low income neighborhoods. She also worked in a few other human services positions, including a camp with programs serving youth with Autism, and providing one on one support in schools. Eventually, Natalie decided it was time to finish college, and graduated with a Human Services degree in 2016.
Natalie is a classically trained musician, specializing in voice and piano. Music has always been a part of Natalie's life, and she enjoys exploring different sounds, writing lyrics, and practicing at home. She is also passionate about supporting ALL human rights, and she practices mindfulness and meditation, as well as other coping skills, in order to manage her lived experience with ADD. As someone who has lived and succeeded with the diagnosis, Natalie is passionate about helping others embrace their uniquely wired brains, and harness their gifts to promote healthy self-esteem.
Maya Angelou once said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." This idea has informed the approach that Natalie uses in her work with OISYS' youth and families. She works to create a positive environment built on trust, respect, support, and humor in the hopes of providing the opportunity to feel safe during the growth and healing processes. Come as you are, along with the desire to learn, and Natalie will walk alongside you to success!