Our Team is small but mighty, consisting of dedicated youth, professionals, contractors and volunteers. In addition to those highlighted on this page, we want to acknowledge our board of directors, CPAW(Community Prevention Alliance Workgroup) evaluation team, youth and graduate interns, accountant, group facilitators, social media management, community partner organizations and fiscal agent, whose collaborative efforts join together to support Street Smart Youth Project’s success.
Monique Terrell, PsyD
A native New Yorker, her sustained passion for exacting change led her to Street Smart. She has devoted a career to developing programming and projects that seek to empower under- resourced and under-served persons. She describes her approach at Street Smart as “person-centered and culturally informed.” Whether working with individuals, groups, or families she taps into their own resources of strength, believing that “long-lasting and effective change comes from within.” Her vision for Street Smart Youth Project, is to facilitate meaningful change for youth, young adults and community members through education, empowerment and tranformational exposure experiences. A doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University in New York significantly informs her leadership style.
Tamica Moon is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine’s Master of Public Health Program. She has worked in the field of prevention for four years focusing on health inequity among African Americans and has recently become a certified preventionist, achieving competencies set by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium. As the Project and Outreach Coordinator for Street Smart Youth Project Inc., she educates youth and young adults on HIV/AIDS, STD and substance abuse prevention, coordinating individual, community and environmental prjects. Tamica also provides our youth and young adults with the life skills and encouragement that will help them accomplish their goals.
Keniya Stills, Muohamed Bah, and De’Zyer Duke.
Keniya Stills is from Bankhead, Atlanta. She currently attends Carver Early College High School, as a sophomore student. Keniya became involved with Street Smart Youth Project four years ago through summer programming. Since then, she has participated in Focus on Youth, Becoming a Responsible Teen and various retreat, mentoring and youth council programming. What makes her extraordinary is her loving nature and aptitude to find balance in life. To her being Street Smart means being keen about what is going on in her community, and being aware of her environment. After high school Keniya plans to attend college for fashion design. Her passion for fashion has influenced her long- term goal in one day becoming an owner of her own boutique. She hopes to achieve valuable work experience from her internship and looks forward to SSYP helping her to obtain her driving license.
Mouhamed Bah is from Northwest Atlanta and attends B.E.S.T. Academy, where he is currently a sophomore student. Mouhamed has participated in youth advisory council and outreach programming at SSYP. Mouhamed has ambitions of graduating from his high school as Valedictorian and attending Stanford University for computer science and business. To be Street Smart to Mouhamed means being able to make his community better, and having the necessary tools that helps you to become smarter in the community. He hopes to gain a better comprehension of the communities served by SSYP and youth work in general. He would also like for Street Smart to teach him good work habits and etiquette for the future.
De’Zyer Duke is from Vine City, Atlanta, and attends B.E.S.T. Academy as a senior. De’ Zyer has participated in SSYP’s Becoming a Responsible Teen, outreach and youth council programming. One of his biggest accomplishments is his ability to play multiple instruments. After he graduates high school this year he plans to attend college. De’ Zyer is interested in majoring in musical education and music therapy. He already has been accepted into three colleges that he is interested in attending. De’Zyer views being Street Smart as the rose that grew from the concrete, meaning that success can happen anywhere. He hopes to get a better understanding of the youth out of his internship, as well as organizational skills that will help him in his collegiate career.