Robert Tinker

Robert Tinker

Counselor/Case Manager and Leadership Development at YouthBuild Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky Area
Education Management

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Robert Tinker's Overview

  • Counselor, Case Manager, and Leadership Development. at YouthBuild Louisville
  • Lead Career Agent at Project Empower
  • Education Talent Search Counselor at Kentuckiana College Access Center

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Robert Tinker's Summary

From 1990 to 2001 I explored every career option open to me. In the following order:

1990, I ended 13 years with Jefferson County Government. The last 10 years I worked as a Program Leader with the Jefferson County Youth Center.

I then worked as the Counselor II with Westport Group Home.

Followed by working as the Social Worker Supervisor/Manager at the Winter Group Home.

Next I was the Social Worker Supervisor for the Home of the Innocents Adolescence Shelter.

A stint with Seven Counties as a mental Health Counselor/therapist followed.

The job that defined me was next. Coordinator/Manager of the Neighborhood Youth Boards directed by L. Rippy.

Followed by Education Talent Search Counselor with Kentuckiana College Access Center.

I then worked for Project Empower and the LYON Program as the Lead Career Agent.

In 2002 I came home to Lynn Rippy and YouthBuild Louisville as Counselor, CM, and Leadership Dev.

My duties vary but I take pride in helping young adults start their change in life through higher education.

I am commited to developing a culture of change in young adults in Louisville through education, personal development, and self actualization. Since 2000 I have been blessed to be instrumental in helping over 400 young people enroll in post secondary education while employed at the Kentuckiana College Access Center, Project Empower, and YouthBuild Louisville.

In 2011 students at YouthBuild received $174,000 in financial aid, grants, and scholarships.

Change is an action and happens only through effort. Change can be encourage but starts within. Without the recipient wanting it and working for it...there will be no change.

How do you change a community? By changing its citizen and by voting. YBL registers about 25 students a year to vote and encourages them to register their peers and others as well. We don't try to influence how they vote, we just try to influence them to vote every time the polls open. YBL votes.

Robert Tinker's Experience

Counselor, Case Manager, and Leadership Development.

YouthBuild Louisville

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Primary/Secondary Education industry

April 2002Present (12 years 6 months)

Monitor and document student achievements and challenges for the year they are enrolled in YBL and during two years of follow up.

Help students overcome barriers to success.

Develope curriculum for a variety of leadership classes.

teach and/or oversee leadership classes and activities.

Teach and/or help students complete their FAFSA and scholarship applications. Complete college applications. Schedule ACTs and COMPASS test. Help students explore education options that best suit their needs interes, and abilities.

Coordinate some extra-curricular activities for students.

Schedule speakers and develope strategies for changing dress and behavior habits that allow students an opportunity to move toward a business/professional mindset.

Assist in developing program policy with staff and with students elected to our Policy Committee.

Lead Career Agent

Project Empower

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

2000April 2002 (2 years)

Education Talent Search Counselor

Kentuckiana College Access Center

November 19982000 (2 years)

Robert Tinker's Skills & Expertise

  1. Higher Education
  2. Student Counseling
  3. Career Counseling
  4. Academic Advising
  5. Student Development
  6. Teaching
  7. Educational Leadership
  8. Program Development
  9. Staff Development
  10. Adolescents
  11. Crisis Intervention
  12. Student Financial Aid
  13. At-risk
  14. Career Assessment
  15. Small Group Counseling
  16. Community Outreach
  17. Mental Health Counseling
  18. College Applications
  19. Group Therapy
  20. Counseling Psychology
  21. Mental Health
  22. Public Speaking
  23. Interventions
  24. Social Services
  25. Case Managment
  26. Family Therapy
  27. Individual Counselling
  28. Behavior Modification
  29. Student Affairs
  30. Grants
  31. Community Development
  32. Nonprofits
  33. Program Evaluation
  34. Leadership Development
  35. Grant Writing
  36. Job Search Strategies
  37. Child Welfare
  38. Youth Mentoring
  39. Resume Writing
  40. Youth Development
  41. Motivational Interviewing
  42. Conflict Resolution
  43. Child Development
  44. Volunteer Management
  45. Curriculum Design
  46. Psychotherapy
  47. Leadership
  48. Policy
  49. Workshop Facilitation
  50. Fundraising

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Robert Tinker's Education

Spalding University

EBD, Education Leadership

University of Louisville

MA, Secondary Education Guidance and Counseling

University of Louisville

MA, Community/Vocational Guidance and Counseling


Associate of Arts (AA), Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

After gradyating from WKU, I pursued my love for painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography prior to working toward my MAs at University of Louisville.

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