MEET OUR TEAM
Hello, my name is John Norman. Over the past 16 years, I have held leadership positions within the non-profit youth development field for various organizations— YMCA, LEAPS After School Program, Hayward Parks & Recreation District, and the Boys & Girls Club. I am a graduate of California State University, Eastbay (CSUEB), I have obtained my undergraduate degree in Communications (2009) and my graduate degree in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College (SMC) in 2020. My passion stems from an unwavering belief that a strong systematic approach to youth development is the answer to the call-of-service for the 21st century, especially for youth at-risk. Our organization’s core values mirror my personal beliefs and my dedicated commitment to being an agent of change.
Additional Info: work cell (209) 361-6202 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Advocate Mentor
LeRoy Powell is a Youth Advocate Mentor with Raising Youth Resilience. He recently moved back to Sacramento from the Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he studied music. He has over 5 years teaching music to kids 4-12 years old. He enjoys supporting youth who are apart of student he serves and looks forward to supporting his new team.
Site Lead at John Ehrardt
Darell Jefferson Jr.
Site Leader and Interim Director
Darrell Jefferson Jr. is a school site leader and Interim Director for Raising Youth Resilience, a restorative youth mentoring program that addresses all areas of crisis and conflict resolution involving a student's health, peers, teachers, parents and guardians by focusing heavily on three critical challenges... Suspension, Truancy and Academics.
Darrell has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology. He has worked in mental health and counseling for the past 7 years. He enjoys working with people of all ages while helping them to lead a peaceful respectable life that fits them.
Site Lead at Harriet G. Eddy
Youth Advocate Mentor
Alma Gomez is a Youth Advocate Mentor with Raising Youth Resilience, a restorative youth mentoring program that addresses all areas of crisis and conflict resolution involving a student's health, peers, teachers, parents and guardians by focusing heavily on three critical challenges... Suspension, Truancy and Academics.
Alma was raised in South San Francisco where she started working as a parent volunteer with the Head Start Program. There she provided support for low-income families in need of educational assistance, outside family services and assisting Spanish speaking parents with transition. She moved to Manteca in 2004 where she continued work with family services for SJC serving 20+ years working as a family service worker for Head Start. Today, Alma enjoys advocating for children and families and hopes to make more of an impact.
Parent & School Outreach Liaison