Youth Inform Policy Through Lived Experience.

True Colors United’s National Youth Forum on Homelessness (NYFH) is a group comprised exclusively of young people to contribute to the growing national dialogue on how to make youth homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring. NYFH ensures that the national conversation is informed by and filtered through the perspectives of young people who have experienced homelessness, and that strategies to end homelessness are generated by youth and young adults themselves.

The primary goal of NYFH is to identify and analyze policy that impacts youth who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness, and advocate for strong policy based upon that analysis. Forum members, all of whom have experienced homelessness, use personal experience, research, and data to assess the effectiveness of programs that assist homeless youth and advocate for change.

 

NYFH Executive Member Phoebe Van Cleefe speaks at the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness.

Meet the National Youth Forum.


Executive Committee

Ziggy Keyes

Ziggy Keyes

New York, NY

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Phoebe VanCleefe

Phoebe VanCleefe

Philadelphia, PA

Pronouns: she/her/hers, King, Goddess

Marcella Middleton

Marcella Middleton

Holly Springs, NC

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Tré Ward

Tré Ward

Houston, TX

Pronouns: he/him/his

Hablo Rodriguez

Hablo Rodriguez

Oakland, CA

Pronouns: they/them/theirs


General Forum

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson

Washington, D.C.

Pronouns: he/him/his

Amanda Clifford

Amanda Clifford

San Jose, CA

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Prince Hayward

Prince Hayward

San Jose, CA

Pronouns: he/him/his

Nova Mirari

Nova Mirari

Los Angeles, CA

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Azia Ruff

Azia Ruff

Seattle, WA

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Sara Alrajabi

Sara Alrajabi

Indianapolis, IN

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Corie Easley

Corie Easley

Indianapolis, IN

Pronouns: he/him/his

Osiris Laibson-Brown

Osiris Laibson-Brown

Minneapolis, MN

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Michael Outrich

Michael Outrich

Columbus, OH

Pronouns: he/him/his

David Van Horn

David Van Horn

Traverse City, MI

Pronouns: he/him/his

Jha'asryel Bishop

Jha’asryel-Akquil Bishop

New York, NY

Pronouns: he/him/his, they/them/theirs

Milanni Freeman

Milanni Freeman

Jacksonville, FL

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Aurora Lloyd

Aurora Lloyd

Philadelphia, PA

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dustin Pardy

Dustin Pardy

Dorchester, MA

Pronouns: he/him/his

Lyric Wardlow

Lyric Wardlow

Austin, TX

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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