Angel Jackson   Angel Jackson was born in Houston Texas, and is extremely excited to be apart of the YAB, bringing her knowledge and lived experience to help youth. After aging out of care at 18 she realized that she wanted to do more than just help other foster youth. Her mission is to inform the community on issues concerning dual status youth, and provide children with resources that they are not aware of. Her belief is that change and awareness is key to helping youth transition to being productive adults in society.

Angel Jackson

Angel Jackson was born in Houston Texas, and is extremely excited to be apart of the YAB, bringing her knowledge and lived experience to help youth. After aging out of care at 18 she realized that she wanted to do more than just help other foster youth. Her mission is to inform the community on issues concerning dual status youth, and provide children with resources that they are not aware of. Her belief is that change and awareness is key to helping youth transition to being productive adults in society.

Charles Batiste   Charles Batiste, born in Houston Texas, has experience with policy and research, ensuring that youth successfully transition into adulthood. He has a passion for youth who have experienced homelessness and involvement with the foster care and juvenile justice system. As an advocate and true leader, he wants to provide the community with alternative solutions and works hands on with youth, creating a voice for each and every individual that he comes across.

Charles Batiste

Charles Batiste, born in Houston Texas, has experience with policy and research, ensuring that youth successfully transition into adulthood. He has a passion for youth who have experienced homelessness and involvement with the foster care and juvenile justice system. As an advocate and true leader, he wants to provide the community with alternative solutions and works hands on with youth, creating a voice for each and every individual that he comes across.

Derrick Marks   Derrick Marks was born in Mobile Alabama and attended Northwestern Oklahoma St University. Derrick uses the tribulations of his past experiences as a youth in order to advocate and be an aid to young ones that have gone through foster care and juvenile justice system. He has a strong passion for pursuing positive community involvement and finding ways to better the lives of youth around him. He hopes to continue using his experiences and college education to help transform the youth into positive pillars in the community.

Derrick Marks

Derrick Marks was born in Mobile Alabama and attended Northwestern Oklahoma St University. Derrick uses the tribulations of his past experiences as a youth in order to advocate and be an aid to young ones that have gone through foster care and juvenile justice system. He has a strong passion for pursuing positive community involvement and finding ways to better the lives of youth around him. He hopes to continue using his experiences and college education to help transform the youth into positive pillars in the community.

 
Anne Anthony   Anne Anthony, former foster youth, was born and raised in Houston Texas and spent most of her late teen years in the juvenile justice system and child protective services. Upon turning 18 she was placed in a SIL placement and is currently working on her college courses while implementing herself into the community. She plans on being a juvenile defense attorney in hopes of helping other children who have no one to properly advocate for them.

Anne Anthony

Anne Anthony, former foster youth, was born and raised in Houston Texas and spent most of her late teen years in the juvenile justice system and child protective services. Upon turning 18 she was placed in a SIL placement and is currently working on her college courses while implementing herself into the community. She plans on being a juvenile defense attorney in hopes of helping other children who have no one to properly advocate for them.

Justin Hayward   Justin Hayward, is a young adult advocate whose friends call him Prince. His positive and negative experiences in CPS and being homeless have made him into the man he is today. Currently, Mr Hayward is an active leader in the Houston area and a member of two other formal youth advocacy boards, including TNOYS and National Youth Forum on Homelessness. He has been blessed to overcome the statistics of being an African American male in and out of various systems as a youth and is a champion for change on all levels for the next generation.

Justin Hayward

Justin Hayward, is a young adult advocate whose friends call him Prince. His positive and negative experiences in CPS and being homeless have made him into the man he is today. Currently, Mr Hayward is an active leader in the Houston area and a member of two other formal youth advocacy boards, including TNOYS and National Youth Forum on Homelessness. He has been blessed to overcome the statistics of being an African American male in and out of various systems as a youth and is a champion for change on all levels for the next generation.

Kimberly Vasquez   Kimberly Vasquez is from Houston Texas, she has a passion for children and advocating for youth experiencing mistreatment in Residential Treatment Centers. Raised with grandparents who owned a group home, at an early age she took advantage of opportunities to help out and interact in community activities. Her lived experience with the juvenile justice system is the reason why she has so much devotion and drive to make a difference within the community.

Kimberly Vasquez

Kimberly Vasquez is from Houston Texas, she has a passion for children and advocating for youth experiencing mistreatment in Residential Treatment Centers. Raised with grandparents who owned a group home, at an early age she took advantage of opportunities to help out and interact in community activities. Her lived experience with the juvenile justice system is the reason why she has so much devotion and drive to make a difference within the community.

Angel Fuentes   Angel Fuentes was born in Houston Texas. He has a strong passion for advocating for foster youth and wants to make immediate changes to benefit dual status youth. He uses his extensive experience on the foster care system to better communicate with youth of all ages. He believes that foster youth need community experience to be successful aftercare and wants to achieve community involvement while a part of the Youth Advisory Board.

Angel Fuentes

Angel Fuentes was born in Houston Texas. He has a strong passion for advocating for foster youth and wants to make immediate changes to benefit dual status youth. He uses his extensive experience on the foster care system to better communicate with youth of all ages. He believes that foster youth need community experience to be successful aftercare and wants to achieve community involvement while a part of the Youth Advisory Board.

Tevin Johnson   Tevin Johnson, born and raised in Houston, has prior experience with the juvenile justice system and hopes to shed light on issues concerning youth in the community by creating a platform that allows them to voice their issues and concerns, and connecting them to resources not readily available on the ground level.

Tevin Johnson

Tevin Johnson, born and raised in Houston, has prior experience with the juvenile justice system and hopes to shed light on issues concerning youth in the community by creating a platform that allows them to voice their issues and concerns, and connecting them to resources not readily available on the ground level.