Charlotte Youth Staff
My name is Tully Conroy and I’m a sophomore in high school in Charlotte, N.C. My interest in youth empowerment and the obesity epidemic was sparked by my older sister’s work with YES! and several great books and films. I love to learn about almost everything there is to know, but I have a particular interest in math and science. At home, I can often be found with my nose stuck in a book and my headphones in. I love spending time with my family, going on adventures with my friends, blogging about my favorite boy band and most of all, laughing. I hope to graduate high school with a full IB diploma and study medicine in college.
My name is Rich Burris. I’m a senior at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, N.C. I am the Student Body President and an IB diploma candidate. I work for YES! because I like working with youth my age to better our communities, and educate them about real food and active living. I love to see the community change that happens as a result of our trainings. I plan on attending a university after I graduate. During my first year at YES! I really enjoyed learning all about Real Food, and Active Living. Over the next year, I hope to continue sharing my knowledge.
Hello, I’m John. I am a senior in high school and I plan to move on to a university after graduating. While I’m not saving the world advocating for real food and active living, you can find me behind a drum set. I enjoy playing, listening to and consuming pieces of music. I also love the outdoors–things like hiking, backpacking, mountain-biking or looking at pictures of what I could be doing outside. I’ve been working at YES! for a year now and am looking forward to another awesome year.
My name is Jessica Harris. I’m excited to be a senior in high school. After I graduate I plan to attend college to study anthropology. When I’m not being a youth advocate for real food and active living I’m in warrior position on my yoga mat, because I am a warrior! I also love music, shopping, painting, taking walks and cooking vegetarian meals. I have enjoyed my work at YES! for the past year and a half and I will continue working to create sustainable change.
For more information contact Jenna Simons at firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 887-0986.