Meet the team
Youth Programs Supervisor, Talia Giles
Talia (She/Her/Hers) first gained experience working with youth as a summer camp counselor. While studying for her B.A. she worked in the Community and Civic Engagement Center where she gained experience working with local nonprofits and served over 300 hours for AmeriCorps. Talia graduated from Arcadia University with a B.A. in International Studies and Criminal Justice. Prior to joining the FYP team she served for The DREAM Program Inc. as a Community Organizer and the Lead of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee for two years. In addition to her work at Fab Youth Philly she is involved in the community in a variety of ways such as; handing out free PPE, delivering food, participating in park clean ups, and connecting neighbors in need to vital resources.
Contact Talia: Talia@fabyouthphilly.com
Youth Programs Assistant, Giovanna Clemens
Giovanna (She/Her/Hers) is the Youth Programs Assistant at Fab Youth Philly. She is currently a senior studying Criminal Justice at John Jay College with a focus on youth justice initiatives. In 2019, She worked for Philadelphia Youth Network as a Summer WorkReady Supervisor ensuring positive work environments for student workers ages 15-16. She knew firsthand the experiences of student workers because she held the position of camp counselor as a WorkReady student worker in 2013 and 2014. During her time at John Jay, she served as an AmeriCorps Service Member and volunteered at nonprofit organizations, Children of Promise and Books through Bars. Both organizations focused on addressing issues and the experiences of incarcerated people and their families. Throughout her experiences she discovered one of her purposes in life is to encourage youth to continue to evolve into the best versions of themselves in the midst of their storms.
Contact Giovanna: Giovanna@fabyouthphilly.com
Meet our 2021 Safety Captains!
Meet our 2019-2020 Safety Captains!
Jasmine Atwell, She/Her
The thing that excites me about working with my community as a Safety Captain is making my community safe and child friendly. Mostly, I'm excited to communicate with others and get to know new people in the community. I am also looking forward to learning new things about myself as a Safety Captain and my community. In my position as a Safety Captain I want to limit teens from loitering because it makes me feel unsafe.
Alexcia "Lexie" Clay, She/Her
The thing that interests me the most about working as a Safety Captain is that I get to work with my community. Also, I get to learn new things and meet new people. In my position as a Safety Captain, I hope to change how teens don’t have positive role models so they resort to violence cause that’s the only thing they see. Also, teens don’t have unity we just fight instead of coming together.
Zahirah “Seaven” Harvey, She/Her
What excites me about being a Safety Captain is the fact that I know I'm paying the community back in a positive way. I hope that I can change the fact that there's a lot of unnecessary gun violence. Loitering is also a big thing I hope to change because it gives out a bad impression on Philadelphia visitors. Lastly, I’m working hard to reduce child abuse because its not a good thing and its just negative.
Dayshanel Hines, She/Her
Working as a Safety Captain, I'm most interested in learning what others see or wanna fix in our community. Also what kind of projects us teens will come up with. Lastly, I would like to learn from this experience. Something I hope to change is the crime in the community. Another thing I hope I can change is to get more young teens to do positive things. And hopefully spread the good energy. My sister has been most influential to me.
Kwame Lloyd, He/Him
Things that excites me to work in my community as a Safety Captain is to interview different people, to solve problems within my community, and to learn more about my community. Things I would like to change in my community as a Safety Captain is the violence rate, drug abuse from teenagers, and I would have more unity. My dad has been most influential in my life. He has taught me a lot of things in my life, he taught me to not make the same mistakes he did.
Kenzie Mitchell, She/Her
In working as a Safety Captain I'm most interested in learning how to properly research. I get the opportunity to meet people and make connections, which is exciting. Although, what excites me the most is being able to have the experience of having a job. In my position as a Safety Captain, I would like to work with youth/ other teens to make them feel more welcomed. I would also like to change how teens handle conflict.
Kania Morgan, She/Her
What I really like about being a Safety Captain is learning new things and being engaged with my community more. Being a Safety Captain is a very interesting job to me and hopefully to others as well, because of what we do together as a team. Also, I like that us teens are able to make a good change in our community. The first thing I would like to change about my community is the gun control, I would like to make it a certain age to buy and carry a gun.
Jamiel Morris, He/Him
I applied for the Safety Captain position because I found the job and Fab Youth Philly interesting the way it was told to me. My position as a Safety Captain is to help the community be safer. Also, I'm willing to help the community and make our community safer. My co-workers inspire me to do a great job and keep up the good work. As a Safety Captain, I want to learn how to sign signature’s better and other things, like creating a resume for a future job.
Jaylon Morris, He/Him
What interests me about working with my community as a Safety Captain is how you have the opportunity to learn important life lessons that can benefit your future and working skills. Another thing that interests me about working as a Safety Captain is that you and your co- workers and can work together and help each other out. Something I would change about my community is the one way streets, I’d make them 2 way streets so traffic can flow faster.
Zakira Warner, She/Her
What interests and excites me about working with my community is making it a better place. Also, as a Safety Captain I want to make this a safer environment for the younger people growing up in my community because it’s not safe in my perspective. With everything going on in Philadelphia it would be a great change. In my position as a Safety Captain I hope to change the violence.