HERE, WE CAN DARE TO SHARE WHAT IS TRUE TO US
We are a unique youth-only safe & supportive community. We help each other, we talk freely about our struggles and experiences with peers who are facing, or have faced, the same challenges.
We are young people connected by our challenges, interests, and questions.
YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD
I’ve always been motivated to help others, especially in regards to mental health. Ever since I joined GUTF, I wanted to make a big difference in everyone’s lives. Being in the supportive group chats has taught me not only that I can help others, but also that I can help myself. I’ve learned so much from all the other teens I have met and I can’t wait to be a part of the Youth Advisory Board!
I became a supportive group chat facilitator 2 years ago to help others deal with their problems and to get support myself. I became a Youth Advisor to help GUTF grow and therefore help as many teens as possible.
I was motivated to become a Youth Advisor for GUTF because I enjoy helping other people think from different perspectives. Motivating people to have a growth mindset creates greatness within a community. My experience as a facilitator for GUTF has led me to understand many difficult situations and helped me understand how to be a leader!
Hi, I’m Joyce and I’m from Southern California! I lived in Connecticut for 12 years before moving, so I’m a New Englander at heart. I love dogs, reading (Harry Potter especially!), instant noodles, and holding the door open for people. I’ve been playing piano for almost 12 years and alto saxophone for 7. Can you tell I love music? In college, however, I would like to study either criminal justice, law, history, psychology, or neuroscience (I’m kind of all over the place!). My dream job would be to be the first Asian-American justice on the Supreme Court! I’m super excited to be on the Youth Advisory Board to help advocate for and create safe spaces both online and in-person; I believe everyone deserves to feel that their voice is heard and that they matter. Remember: you are loved!
Julia currently studies as a college sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania. She hopes to major in Astrophysics and eventually get involved in research. She currently resides in Trumbull, Connecticut with her family and her dog, Dasher. Outside of academia, she's a member of multiple on-campus organizations including Penn TableTalk and Penn's student newspaper. She's previously worked as a Snapchat group facilitator for Give Us the Floor. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new kinds of tea, writing, and going on jogs around her neighborhood.
My name is Mekai, I've been with GUTF since March 2019. I joined because I wanted to support someone else at a time when I needed support myself.
My name is Ibrahim, I'm a sophomore undergraduate student. I am aspiring to become a lawyer and politician. I have a background in Foreign policy and mental health. And I enjoy helping people and being able to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
SOCIAL MEDIA YOUTH TEAM
Eva Lynn (They/Them)
Social Media Assistant
Eva Lynn is a student studying social work and psychology. They have been a part of Give Us the Floor in some capacity since high school. Outside of Give Us the Floor Eva Lynn is involved in dance, and they help lead F.R.E.E (Fellowship of the Revolutionaries Empowering the Enslaved). They enjoy the outdoors and love participating in activities such as hiking, biking, and kayaking.
THANK YOU TO OUR PAST INTERNS!