Upon graduating from the University of Massachusetts Boston joined the team of Youth Jobs Coalition. Along with the rest of this dedicated team, she hopes to use her skills to add capacity to this team as we continue to fight for Youth Jobs in the State of Massachusetts. She is hopeful that along with Youth Jobs, we will also demand respect and dignity for the Youth in the state of Massachusetts. she is thrilled to be a part of this team and looking forward to great accomplishments.
Keturah Brewster is the Program Coordinator/Lead Organizer who works with young people and organizers around the State in order to increase youth opportunity and pushes our State to stop looking at young people as criminals. She does this by building leadership development, challenging political leaders, and engaging with our communities around this dialogue. Keturah believes that the only way to undo the harsh systemic domestication that pollutes our society is by education and unlocking the power each of us holds as a collective when we work together. Keturah has supported youth leaders and carried our Juvenile Justice campaign. Keturah is a certified Youth Worker, and in 2017 herself and her colleague won the Advocacy Champion Award. Keturah lives in Roxbury and is a transfer student from UMASS Dartmouth.
Adiel just wrapped up her second year as a Life Together fellow and is happy to be continuing her work at I Have A Future as the Communications Director. She has worked as a summer camp coordinator in Somerville, preschool teacher in Chinatown and on education policy in D.C. She brings her diversity of work experience, passion for justice, and love for community to her work at IHAF. Adiel lives in a coop in Dorchester, enjoys story telling, drinking bubble tea and cooking vegan food. She's a graduate of Tufts University where she studied Chinese and Sociology with a particular focus on Education.
Brianna Bryant is a young lead organizer who has been with the #IHAF movement for 3 years, starting at the age of 13 years old and continues to strive for social justice in her community. Brianna coordinates and facilitates several trainings around racial justice and youth employment to influence other youth as well as adults to take action in their community and stand against the injustice that we see consistently in society. In the past year, Brianna has took a lead in managing the State Campaign and being an MC at the Youth Jobs Rally for the second time in a row! Brianna brings a positive youth voice to the table and is always ready to take action and challenge the narrative against power-holders. Brianna currently lives in Roxbury, enjoys good conversation, exploring new places as well as eating great food.
I am excited to be the Life Together fellow at I Have A Future this year! I am a queer Asian American adoptee, born in China and raised in NJ by an Irish Catholic single mom. I first arrived to the Boston area four years ago when I started at Wellesley College and I still can’t believe I graduated in May as a psychology major and education studies minor. My senior year, I served as a Roman Catholic representative on the Wellesley Multifaith Council, which sparked my interest in interfaith spiritual development as part of social justice and ultimately led me to Life Together. I’ve worked and volunteered at a range of youth and LGBTQ organizations, from tutoring urban first graders in NJ to fundraising for LGBTQ adolescents in the MetroWest Boston area to writing grants to expand PrEP outreach to trans women of color in Washington, D.C. I am particularly interested in racial justice and the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, immigration, class, and education. When I’m not doing that, you can find me drinking decaf tea, updating my queer style Instagram (@dapperteddybear), and befriending every dog I meet. I also love live theater, cliche pop music, and building community.
Ashley Delva has been the Youth Supervisor at IHAF since 2016. But has been a Youth organizer with IHAF since 2011 as an active member of the state campaign. Ashley is currently a sophomore at Framingham State university majoring in criminology. Ashley’s favorite part about the work is mentoring youth and building relationships with people in communities and inspiring them to organize around issues they would like to improve. During her free time , Ashley likes to relax at the beach, dance , and socialize with others. Ashley’s ultimate goal is to become a lawyer and change policies that systematically oppress low income people of color , particularly youth.
It is our duty to fight!! As a person who has been in this community since birth, Miguel has seen and met almost everyone and I try to bring my knowledge to the table. I bring my 4 years of experience with community organizing to help build our brand to its highest potential. Besides Social Media, Hip Hop is very important to me and is big part of how I’ve grown into the person I am now.
Bio coming soon!