Youth Advisors

In collaboration with Caring for Denver Foundation



I am an outgoing person, and I like acting and singing. I also like art and viewing other people’s work. I do some art myself. I care about other people and I want to help other people to see that they get better and can improve their circumstances.

My name is Fatimah Hasan. I’m 15 years old. I’m a sophomore at Thomas Jefferson High School. The number 1 issue I care about is depression and why and how it affects people in their everyday lives. Something I wish people knew about me is that I’m not bald.

I am passionate about mental wellness, youth advocacy, and amplifying student voices. Youth face a lot of challenges in today’s society and I believe that providing teens with tools and resources now will help us to succeed in the future. I’m usually a quiet person but I love using my voice to advocate for my friends and my community.

Hello! My name is Reina Kushihashi, my pronouns are she/her, and I am a student at Denver School of the Arts! I am very passionate about mental health in schools, as I have experienced first hand the effect of having inadequate support systems in place. I’m happy to be in the Youth Advisors Board this year!

My name is Skye O’Toole, and I am a proud Denverite, trans woman, and second generation immigrant. Having to fight for insurance coverage for gender affirming care, facing restrictive policies on trans people in bathrooms, and navigating a world where trans people are silenced and hated, I have learned how deep seated inequities based on our identities permeate all of the systems we rely on. As such, I am committed to finding and destroying these inequities, fighting for my community, and working for a world where justice and civil rights are guaranteed for all of us, no matter who we are.

My name is Lane Rieck, I am a junior in high school and I am a recovering addict. I am one year and four months sober. I care about how drugs impact young people because I do not want people to go through what I did.

The 2021-2022 cohort has just started their program year, check back in winter for updates on their chosen needs.

2021-2022 Impact

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