Recently, State Representative Tackey Chan visited TRA Quincy YouthBuild during their Mental Toughness for the 2016 class. He gave a brief background about growing up in Quincy and his family. He told the students that the city of Quincy is changing and they could be part of that change. He also talked about his education including Brandeis University and the New England College of Law.
He told the students that he has worked various jobs throughout his career but mostly concentrated on public service. He feels that his work ethic got him through tough times. Much of the time it was trial and error when he was planning out his career. His work life ranged from working 70 hours a week to basically having no money.
He let the students know where he has traveled for work and the importance of being a well-rounded person. He encouraged all to always read the newspaper to keep them informed and up to date on current events.
Rep. Chan stressed the importance about listening to someone's opinion, personal views and experiences. He said that arguments and disagreement don't get to solutions.
One of the topics the Mental Toughness participants were really interested in were Rep. Chan’s opinions on immigration. They were very pleased that he had taken time out of his busy schedule to come and talk to them and look forward to presenting their ideas to him in the future.