The Votes Are In! Meet our spring 2019 student leaders.

We are excited to introduce you to the Spring 2019 Youth Interactive Student Leaders!

Each Semester, Our four student-led businesses

pick a member of their team who they think is accountable, thoughtful, and able to take on tasks and delegate a team.  Student leaders help lead production on their team, create a fun buzz throughout the workspace, and market their team and their product. 

So without further ado, we introduce this semester’s student leaders!!

Fun Fact: Osiel likes cats—specifically sphinx hairless cats!

Fun Fact: Osiel likes cats—specifically sphinx hairless cats!

Infinite Treasures

Osiel Ocampo is a sophomore at Santa Barbara High School.  This is his second semester with Youth Interactive, and he says his favorite part is the bonds and friendships he is able to create! Osiel says he wanted to be a student leader because his friends told him he would be good, and he wanted to step out of his comfort zone and grow. This semester, he hopes his team can sell more jewelry than last year and reach their team goals.

Fun fact: Nikky used to have two pet peacocks!

Fun fact: Nikky used to have two pet peacocks!

Pier Pressure Designs

Nikky Alvarado is in her second year at Santa Barbara City College.  This is her third semester at Youth Interactive, and her favorite part is the environment and learning how to be professional!  Nikky says she wanted to be a student leader because she wants to learn how to be authoritative. This semester, she hopes her team can be more time efficient and be twice as productive as last semester.

Fun fact: Yahir gets a lot of nicknames! His most common ones are Yaya, Yosh, and Yayir, but his favorite nickname is Farhan.

Fun fact: Yahir gets a lot of nicknames! His most common ones are Yaya, Yosh, and Yayir, but his favorite nickname is Farhan.

Havok

Yahir Lopez is a sophomore at Santa Barbara High School.  This is his second semester at Youth Interactive, and his favorite parts are the diversity, the opportunities given, and being able to design t-shirts knowing they could actually be sold! Yahir wanted to be a student leader to help his team be more organized.  This semester, he hopes his team can get new t-shirts into the shop, learn from the mentors, and get the name Havok around the city.

Fun fact: Al considers himself a manlet (aka a little man)!

Fun fact: Al considers himself a manlet (aka a little man)!

Creative Studio

Al Williams is the high school student leader for CS. He is a senior at Santa Barbara High School in VADA (Visual Arts and Design Academy). This is his third year at Youth Interactive, and his favorite part is getting insight into how to navigate the art business. Al wanted to be a student leader to step into a position in leadership and cultivate his mind. This semester, Al hopes his team can make art that represents themselves and YI.

Fun fact: Louisa has four siblings!

Fun fact: Louisa has four siblings!

Louisa Edwards is the college student leader for CS. She is in her third year at Santa Barbara City College.  This is her fifth year at Youth Interactive, and her favorite part is how it gives opportunities to young adults and allows them to learn about the professional aspects of being an artists. Louisa wanted to be a student leader to give back to the community that was so good to her.  This semester, she hopes her team can become more comfortable with themselves and with the broader implications of their own art.

Congratulations to all our student leaders!