Meet the team
Meet Ms.Kai (she/her), the Safety Captain Supervisor. She
works directly with the Safety Captains as well as our community
partners. Lear more about Ms. Kai and feel free to reach out
directly to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
What interests you the most about your new role with Fab
Youth Philly (FYP)? I am very excited about my new role as the
Safety Captain Supervisor with Fab Youth Philly! I am most
eager and interested in collaborating with youth to make
positive and productive changes in the neighborhood/
community, no matter how big or how small these changes
What do you hope to take away from this experience? I am
hoping this experience allows me to learn because learning energizes me. For me, learning encompasses learning from the youth, learning more about the community, and learning more about myself via my new role with FYP.
What is a fun fact about yourself? My favorite Disney movie is Mulan!
Who is a person who has had a significant impact on your life? My mom has had a tremendous impact on me and my life. My mom has not only supported me through life hardships, but she’s also instilled values in me that have been critical to shaping my personal and professional development. My mom has always encouraged me to do whatever I put my mind to, while reminding of the importance of staying true to myself and standing strong in my truth.
What lesson have you learned recently that you wish you had learned sooner? A lesson that I have learned recently that I wished I had learned sooner is that it is okay to say “no”.
The Safety Captains
Meet Ms.Bry (she/her), the Safety Captain Project Assistant. She works directly with the Safety Captains and supports Ms. Kai with administrative and programmatic details.
What interests you the most about your new role with
Fab Youth Philly (FYP)? I’m thrilled to be able to work alongside a handful of Philadelphia's most brilliant youth in a concerted effort to bring about sustainable change in the 19104 zip code. I am also excited to learn how Fab Youth Philly supports efforts in the Promise Neighborhood.
What do you hope to take away from this experience?
I hope to take away new and exciting ways to engage youth and how to maintain youth voice in an organizational structure. Often times organizations that claim to be youth-centered do not value the youth voice as much as the voice of other stakeholders. As a result, we fail to realize that the voice of the youth is the voice of the community and if we are to work on behalf of the community, we must value their voice!
What is a fun fact about yourself? I can sign the alphabet in American Sign Language.
Who is a person who has had a significant impact on your life? My mother has had a significant impact on my life. She has helped me to prepare for my future, from elementary school up through college and I'm sure for years to come. She has also supported me every step of the way. My mom has made a way for me to follow my dreams and become the person I aspire to be.
What lesson have you learned recently that you wish you had learned sooner? I wish I would have learned that taking breaks yields better results.