I’ve been so lucky to have spent the last 20 years working alongside TeamChild’s incredible staff, board, clients and community of support. It’s an honor to be part of a team of brilliant and dedicated advocates who stand by youth through the hardest of times. The call to this work comes in so many ways, and it’s stronger than it’s ever been. Justice in our country and community is clearly not experienced by all. Our work at TeamChild has always been part of a larger movement for equity and justice. I feel called to learn from and join forces with the legal community here and across the country to use a full range of legal tactics to bear witness, protect, fight and win civil rights for those for whom justice is out of reach. The call for me is strongest and most urgent from young people who ask us to be their best and most ardent advocates. They push us to listen, see and understand what they are going through. They expect us to fight hard for them, even under tough odds. And, they let us into their lives to see the power that hope for the future, dignity, and love must play in our pursuit of justice.