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Nikotris Perkins

Milwaukee

Youth Advocate, Ubuntu Research and Evaluation, Inc.

Nikotris Perkins dedicates her time and talent to facilitating spaces that motivate organizational staff, parents, young people, and community members to be better human beings for the sake of our collective liberation. She is a youth advocate and glitter strategist who initiates spaces that encourage youth, and those that want to support youth leadership, to surpass the trauma of racial, economic, and health inequities. In these spaces, she nurtures authentic relationships with young people while establishing leadership opportunities for their growth.

Steadfast in helping people, young and old, see the power they have in their communities and identifying resources to fuel that power, she invests in the voice and the power of people being heard and recognized in spaces that affect them. Nikotris sees language as integral to recognizing human dignity and cultivating community. She is skilled in building capacity around authentic collaboration and creating safe spaces for learning and exploration in heterogeneous settings.