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Tianesha Drayton

Community Advocate

As Community Advocate, Tianesha will be leading the Youth Speakers Institute (also known as YSI), a public speaking training program designed to provide system impacted young people with tools and opportunities to advocate for social change within the justice system. Before joining Youth Represent, Tianesha was a youth fellow at Brooklyn Community Foundation, where she facilitated their annual conference created for young people who are elevating resolutions for the societal issues in their communities. She was also a Program Assistant at Exalt Youth where she supported with the development of their educational classes for court involved youth ages 15-19. Tianesha is currently majoring in Liberal Arts: Social Science at Medgar Evers College, and has aspirations to someday be an author and motivational speaker for youth and young adults who have been negatively impacted by the school and criminal justice system.

email: tdrayton@youthrepresent.org