Shawnice Jackson is a Youth Advocate and former Opportunity Youth committed to building better and stronger systems, policy, and pathways to opportunity for underserved and marginalized youth, through mentoring, service, and advocacy. As a founding member of the National Council of Young Leaders & Opportunity Youth United, Shawnice works to advise funders and policy makers on the needs and potential of Opportunity Youth across the country. She also bolsters the larger Opportunity Youth movement through her consultancy work and leadership. Shawnice’s current leadership roles include: Advisory Board Member with The Opportunity Youth Network; Leadership Council Member with The Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund; Opportunity Leader with Opportunity Nation; and Leadership Committee Member with the International Youth Foundation’s Reconnecting Youth Global Advisory Committee.
Sponsoring Organization: Public Allies