Youth Board Members

All about YOUTH: CCWF's Youth-Led Blog

CCWF is pleased to announce the launch of its youth-led blog, All About YOUth! This blog, led by CCWF's two Senior Youth Board Members Maddie Wadington and Briana Collins, is a forum for youth and young adults to become more ENGAGED and CONNECTED to the work of CCWF and ICDP. We would love for you to comment and share your thoughts! Click the link to visit the blog!

Xenia Jessica Kozlov, Youth Board Member

Xenia, ethnically Ukrainian, spent the most part of her life in Moscow, Russia. In 2002, earned Bachelors degree in Russian language and Russian literature at Moscow State Pedagogical University. In 2005, got Masters degree in Russian literature, thesis “Modern typologies of the artistic consciousness”. She has worked as a journalist, author and editor. In 2009, she attended Moscow Gestalt Institute but had to interrupt because of moving to the United States in 2011. In 2015, she entered New England College and in 2018, got BA in Psychology. Currently, the proud student of Adler University, Chicago, studying Psychology with focus on Gender and Sexuality.

 

Vision of the Youth Board Member Position:

Changing Children's Worlds Foundation seeks to positively impact children’s environments through empathy-based violence prevention. With the incorporation of the Youth Board Member Position, CCWF seeks to involve youth and young adult members of the community as representatives of their age group (15-18 and or 18-25) to become informed and engaged as youth advocates. As such, a CCWF youth advocate is an individual who becomes involved with the inter-workings of the Organization. This involves 1) incorporating our work of preventing violence, 2) bettering children's ecology with an emphasis on Social-Emotional Learning, and 3) improving children's overall support systems, into their everyday lives.

 

Mission of the Youth Board Member Position:

Our mission is aligned with that of CCWF to strengthen children’s rights to positive development and well being, ensuring protection from violence. The Youth Board Member Position will remain true to that, specifically aiming to deepen connection and involvement with youth ages ranging from 15-17 (Junior Youth Board Member) and 18-25 (Senior Youth Board Member).

Pictured: Caroline, Ross, Briana, and Fatimah

Past Youth Board Members

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Geneva, IL 60134

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Tabatha Burgett, Youth Board Member

Tabatha is a first generation college student completing her Bachelor of Science in Public Health and minor in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. Prior to transferring to NIU, she grew passionate working with those who have special needs during her time with the Disability Support Office. Her passion has driven her to explore helping those in the community who are in need of extra assistance. This passion has led her to become an intern for CCWF.