Photo of Alex, a Latino man with a dark beard and cropped hair. He is smiling outside in front of greenery.Alexander Declet

Youth Transition Specialist
Columbia Office
Pronouns: He/Him/His

As a Youth Transition Specialist, Alex is responsible for teaching older kids to young adults the importance of Independent Living Skills and offer to teach Pre-ETS (Pre-Employment Transition Services) to assure student success in transitioning from school, to working or living independently.

His passions lie in teaching and in music. His goal is to make sure the next generation is prepared and equipped to go to the next level. This is what motivates him to get up every day, "This is what makes Able SC a wonderful place to work, as the experience impacting students living with a disability in a positive manner makes the role that I am in very rewarding."

Although he does not personally live with a disability, he has grown up with a cousin who is part of the disability community. His cousin lives with autism, "I have seen his everyday struggles educationally and professionally. I have also seen how not being taught to live independently has affected his life from childhood through now into adulthood. Able has taught me how important my role is in impacting the disability community and making sure that the same outcome does not happen to the youth that we are reaching out to!"

Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with emphasis on Recording Technology. He have experience in after school non-profit work, using music and institutional/educational systems to keep youth away from crime and progress from grade school to the collegiate level.

When not at work, Alex enjoys playing and listening to music downtown or at concert venues in Columbia and across the Carolinas. Some influential albums that have shaped him as a person are Kind of Blue - Miles Davis, Smokin’ at the Half Note – Wes Montgomery, and Siembra – Ruben Blades. He is also fluent in Spanish.

"I look forward to impacting lives and being and advocate and ally for this company and community," shared Alex.


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