Gina Dudley, LMSW
Lead Youth and Family Engagement Specialist
Suffolk STRONG CHANGE (South Country/Wyandanch)
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” ~ Booker T. Washington
Life can teach us many lessons if we view it from a learner’s perspective. Gina’s deepest lessons in life came through obstacles, hardships and disappointments. These experiences have equipped her to better understand, empathize and encourage others. It was the struggles that set her on my journey to higher education as an adult.
Gina obtained her Associates degree from Nassau Community College, her BSW from Adelphi University and her Master’s degree in Social Work in from Stony Brook University in May 2013. Gina feels working with S.T.R.O.N.G Youth has provided her the means to engage with youth and families to promote positive values, and empower them to understand that they don’t have to be defined by the obstacles they face, but can be propelled by them to become productive and successful citizens who can impact individuals, families and society in a positive way.
Gina rejoined the S.T.R.O.N.G. family in January 2017.
S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc.
A 501(C)(3) Not-for-profit
Phone: (516) 483-1350
Fax: (516) 762-8534
Headquarters: 599 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553
Satelite office: 303 Crooked Hill Rd
Brentwood, NY 11717