Jese Montano

Jese Montano is a Transition Coordinator with Bridges to the Future. He helps youth and young adults achieve their goals, aspirations, and helps them transition into adulthood by building strong relationships with each individual youth. He helps each youth set goals and coaches them through their individual wellness plans, so that youth learn to be more independent and become self-motivated. through future setbacks.

Jese, while playing Division 1 and Division 3 Soccer received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Finance with a minor in Spanish. Jese has been a part of the North American Soccer League (NASL) and United Soccer League (USL) as a player and coach. He has achieved individual and team success and incorporates those skills and sportsmanship when working with youth. Being part of a team is like a being a part of a family to Jese and by making the youth feel as part of a support team, they develop trust and confidence to communicate and build a strong bonds with other people. Jese is able to approach and engage youth from different cultures and backgrounds and offer help from different perspectives.

Jese is an avid soccer player and enthusiast. He spends every waking hour, which he is not working, training and practicing his passion, SOCCER. He is determined to achieve his lifelong goal of becoming a professional soccer player and hopes that he lands a contract in the near future.

Jese says…

My main goal is to help the youth become more independent, to believe in themselves and help them understand that anything is possible with a little motivation. Dan Millman writes “Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel, by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.” These words help me overcome challenges and obstacles I face, from school to work. Without will power, nothing can be achieved. I try to pass on these words of inspiration to all my youth to help them understand that “where there is a will, there is a way”.