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Ling Wu
136 Wide Boulevard., Apt. 113, East Lansing, MI 48823, 517.555.4567,

May 16, 2010

Jerome Smith, Superintendent
Juvenile Home
1234 Child’s Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Dear Mr. Smith:

I am interested in receiving a position as a youth specialist. I have been working with a troubled youth for seven months through an at-risk youth mentor program at Michigan State University. I learned about this position from the Kalamazoo County Government employment website.

Through the MSU Adolescent Diversion Project, I was assigned to a youth in legal jeopardy with the juvenile justice system. During my mentor and advocate experience, I was in charge of coordinating and planning each session, educating my youth on self-advocacy, as well as providing necessary resources during the eighteen week intervention period.

My experience in the project has helped me improve my skills in leadership, organization and teamwork and has provided me with extensive knowledge working with troubled youth. I will be graduating with my bachelor of science in psychology from Michigan State University in August and plan on relocating to Kalamazoo.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I am looking forward to discussing the position and my qualifications with you in more detail soon. I feel confident that I would provide the best care possible for the residents and staff at the Juvenile Home. Please contact me by email at or by calling 517.555.4567.


Ling Wu

Ling Wu