Meet our Texas Youth Advisory Board

Juliette Boyd

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I decided to join the YAB to strengthen my skills in leadership and communication. I am also very excited to learn about and advocate for social issues occurring with young adults in Texas.

Lisa Brown

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board?I joined the YAB to support and be a part of the change for student parents like myself.

Marjorie Gonzalez

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? As a Young Advocate in 2019, I strengthened my understanding of public policy and the legislative process, as well as developed skills in advocacy. Overall, YI empowered me to mobilize and to use my voice to fight alongside my community. As co-chair for the YAB, I hope to provide strategic planning to further advance YI’s mission.

Stephany Ibarra

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I joined the YAB to be an active participant in politics and wanted to change things for the better. I believe YI was able to show me how advocacy functions.

Ashley Johnson

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I joined the YAB because advocacy for young people is so important. We are growing in a world that changes everyday and our influence on it is imperative. The people who are influencing policy and laws now won’t be there 50 years from now but we will.

Liz Kufour

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I joined the YAB to enhance my communication and organization skills while hoping to gain increased insight on issues that affect young adults across Texas. I also wanted to gain first-hand experience into the Texas government’s political process.

Aden Muhammad

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? My passion for expanding access to democracy and public goods, promoting civic engagement, and building youth power led me to Young Invincibles.

Greg Norwood

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I am so excited to work with Young Invincibles to help enact policy that can make a difference for people in my community, especially people of color.

Bryan Nya

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I joined the YAB as a way to educate myself on issues such as affordable health care, higher education finance, and workforce training. For young people who are low-income and underprivileged such as myself, this information can be hard to access and I want to share this information with my peers.

Adam Ordaz

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I decided to join the YAB to further refine my skills in advocacy and policy, and to continue to advocate and educate on the issues young Americans face. I want to learn how to elevate the voices of young people to influence change in our government.

Kennedy Huerta Quintanilla

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I joined the YAB because she wanted to utilize my voice to pursue this passion by educating her community, especially young people, about the urgent issues that are affecting them. I have worked hard to ensure that our generation is spoken for by volunteering with policy groups and candidates that have had our best interests at heart.

Tyler Smith

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I joined the YAB because I believe they give a voice to voiceless and hope to the hopeless. They help those millennials and Gen Zers like me a chance to voice their opinions on the policies that affect us daily.

Cole Wilson

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I joined the YAB because they were one of the only (if not the only) organizations in Texas making higher education more accessible. My education changed my life, it revolutionized the way I see the world, and it bettered my quality of life indefinitely. To know that so many cannot access those educational resources that I was lucky enough to use is a crime- and I joined YI to do my part in righting that wrong. Education is a public good, it is a right, and it should be achievable on a full stomach, without fear of leaving your child at home, and with the certainty that supports are available if/when you need them.