Facing Forward: Youth Voices
July 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
We are pleased to invite you to our first ever Youth Leadership panel. Panelist Jasmine Jones and Attakai Yazzi will share their expertise and discuss key policy and advocacy initiatives needed now for young people experiencing homelessness. Facilitated by Noora Almajid, Associate Director of Youth Leadership at Larkin Street.
Attakai Yazzie (he/him)
Attakai is a Bay Area Native and a fourth year Political Science Major at San Francisco State University. Attakai identifies as a “proud queer, Native American, cis-man” who is passionate about advocating for the rights of young people experiencing homelessness, Native American/indigenous Rights, the LGBTQ+ communities and people living with HIV and AIDS. Attakai is eager to continue his passion for advocacy, leadership and social change through continuing his education, political work and serving on Larkin Street Youth Services’ YAB to advocate for the need to address the mental health needs of clients.
Jasmine Jones (she/hers)
Jasmine has been accessing services at Larkin Street Youth Services for the last 6 years and is currently attending the University of California, Davis where she is majoring in Sociology and Public Policy. After graduation, Jasmine hopes to work in the policy sector focusing on human and civil rights. Jasmine has been involved in the Youth Advisory (YAB) program since 2018 and has made many advocacy strides, such as, publishing her research through Stanford University and the United States Conference on Aids 2019.
In order to truly solve youth homelessness, young people must be at the center of any efforts to transform the systems that impact their daily lives.
Join us for this virtual event to learn more about what is needed to end youth homelessness from two former Board Members of the Youth Advisory Board (YAB), Jasmine and Attakai. YAB is a leadership and advocacy board comprised of Larkin Street youth dedicated to informing both our direct service and systems change work through paid six-month appointments.