Behind the Desk with Kaoutar Charradi
A Multilingual Champion
Meet Kaoutar Charradi, Family Champion with Champions’ Positive Parenting & Partnership Program! Positive Parenting & Partnership (P3) is a free, 8-week program that provides the foundational skills needed to improve family relationships in the short-term and provide family stability in the long-term. Parents gain the tools, skills and confidence they need to improve their family relationships, like encouraging positive behavior, managing problem behavior, improving communication, and resolving conflicts.
As a Family Champion, she provides families with community support services such as housing, financial, child care assistance, and more.
Let’s Get to Know Kaoutar!
Tell us about yourself.
I’m a mom of 3 children. My background is teaching foreign languages (French and Spanish) in public high schools in Morocco. I have a degree in Spanish studies and early childhood education, and I’m fluent in 6 languages: French, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, English, and Berber. I’ve been serving families in Hillsborough County for more than 7 years as a case manager and I have been a Family Champion here for 3 years.
When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?
I enjoy cooking. It brings me joy to see others enjoy my food.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I have a blue belt in Taekwondo
What three traits do you feel define you and why?
Generous: I love to give more of anything (emotions, money, food…) than is strictly necessary or expected.
Helpful: My passion is helping anyone in need
Patient: I learned this from my mom. I’m able to accept or tolerate problems or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
I would be a professor of foreign language at a university
What satisfies you the most about your current position with Champions?
I love working with the P3 program because I really enjoy working with children and families in my community and assisting in addressing their needs.
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