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

Jha'asryel Bishop

Jha’asryel-Akquil Bishop

Brooklyn, NY

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Michael Outrich

Michael Outrich

Batavia, OH

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Amanda Clifford

Amanda Clifford

San Jose, CA

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Azia Ruff

Azia Ruff

Seattle, WA

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Nova Mirari

Nova Mirari

Los Angeles, CA

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David Van Horn

David Van Horn

Grawn, MI

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General Forum

Alesha Alexcee

Alesha Alexcee

Nashville, TN

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Hope Benedict

Hope Benedict

Auburn, ME

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Maddox Guerilla

Maddox Guerilla

Bronx, NY

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Prince Hayward

Prince Hayward

Houston, TX

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Aurora Lloyd

Aurora Lloyd

Washington, DC

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Osimiri Sprowal

Osimiri Sprowal

Philadelphia, PA

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Sara Alrajabi

Sara Alrajabi

Indianapolis, IN

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Corie Easley

Corie Easley

Columbus, OH

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Sakichi Hayashi

Sakichi Hayashi

Baltimore, MD

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Tey Andre

Tey Andre Hoskins

Washington, DC

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Dustin Pardy

Dustin Pardy

Boston, MA

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AJ Thomson

A.J. Thomson

Atlanta, GA

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Elaine Williams

Elaine Williams

Richmond, VA

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Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson

Washington, D.C.

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Milanni Freeman

Milanni Freeman

Jacksonville, FL

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Tiffany Haynes

Tiffany Haynes

Henrico, VA

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Osiris Laibson-Brown

Osiris Laibson-Brown

Chicago, IL

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Liam Spady

Liam Spady

Philadelphia, PA

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Lyric Wardlow

Lyric Wardlow

Austin, TX

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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