TeamChild is so proud of, and excited for, King County Legal Assistant Porsche Phelps who was recently selected for a yearlong Youth Justice Leadership Institute fellowship from the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN). Her focus will be on creating a statewide Youth Policy Coalition, who will work in partnership with TeamChild to draft a bill for legislation.
Porsche shared these reactions to the news:
This fellowship offers amazing mentorship, and the chance to expand my knowledge and understanding of youth advocacy on a national level. While my career in civil legal aid began 4 years ago, I have had aspirations to do youth justice work since I was a kid. This is a leadership opportunity to develop and push myself outside of my comfort zone, while also asking what does my community need to flourish?
I am looking forward to this opportunity to join NJJN at a deeper level and I am most excited about working directly with young people, cultivating those relationships and hearing their visions and desires for what will work in their communities.
Stay tuned for more details as Porsche develops this project with support from TeamChild along the way!