The COSA Team sat down to answer a few questions about themselves and their work in the out-of-school time field. In this interview, COSA's Central Regional Mentor Sheila James shares a little about herself and her passion for OST programming.


What are some fun/interesting facts about yourself?

I am an avid scrapbooker and crafter, and I love tattoos, walking, and hiking.


Why do you love out-of-school time programming?

I love having the ability to engage youth in an authentic, informal environment.


What is special about your region?

 The grantees in the Central and Southeast regions are receptive to new ideas and are not afraid of change.


What do you love about your role with COSA?

I love giving adults the tools they need to be successful.