VIBE Team


OUR TEAM

The #vibesquad is a group of youth who work on restorative justice, school suspensions, ending mass incarceration, gun violence and immigration issues through voter education. Our team canvasses the community, trains other youth and adults on civic education, and host events. VIBE or Voters Involved in Building Equity, consist of youth in Buffalo ages 14-25 who are dedicated to making changes in the community.

Martonio
Age: 17
School: Leonardo DaVinci High School
From: Buffalo, NY
Focus Area: Climate and Restorative Justice
Career Goal: Join the National Guard
Community Goal: To reach over 500 to let them know about voting and census education.

Ashley
Age: 16
School: McKinley High
From: Phoenix, AZ
Focus Area: Immigration and Climate Justice
Career Goal: Become a lawyer
Community Goal: To educate the community on knowing their rights with immigration and voting.

David
Age: 20
School: I Prep
From: Bridgeport, CT
Focus Area: Gun Violence and Restorative Justice
Career Goal: Community Organizer
Community Goal: To education students on restorative justice rights as students of BPS.

Fartuna
Age: 23
School: Buffalo State College
From: Eritrea, Africa
Focus Area: Immigration, Voting, and Restorative Justice
Career Goals: Work in Public Relations helping other Refugees and Immigrants
Community Goal: To reach 500 or more people in the community on issues, voting, and community information sharing.

Rosie
Age: 16
School: McKinley High School
From: Buffalo, NY
Focus Area: LGBTQiA+, Restorative Justice
Career Goal: Become an RN
Community Goal: To educate the community on restorative justice practices and voting.

DaMya
Age: 16
School: Hutch TechHigh School
From: Buffalo, NY
Focus Area: Gun Violence
Career Goal:
Community Goal: To educate the community on voting and decreasing gun violence in the community.

Philip
Age: 16
School: Lafayette High School
From: Congo,Africa
Focus Area:
Career Goal: Join the Military
Community Goal: To educate the community on voting.

Trinity
Age: 18
School: Medaille College
From: Buffalo, NY
Focus Area: LGBTQiA+, Gun Violence
Career Goal: Being on the Radio
Community Goal: To educate the community on restorative justice practices and voting.

 

Want to Join the #VIBESQUAD?

Are you in high school or college and are looking for a place to get involved?
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