SIX REGIONAL CHAPTERS
1. Northwest Save the Kids Chapter
Project: Online Save the Kids Store, Food Justice, Prisoner Support, Court Room Advocacy for Juveniles, Family Court Advocacy w/Wo CPS, Parent / Student Advocacy and Training, and Housing Justice
Alisha Page – Regional Coordinator
Judith Lenford – Regional Coordinator
Cinnamon Brown – Regional Coordinator
Northwest Save the Kids Facebook
Alisha Page is a community advocate for change and passionate about ending mass incarceration. She’s has volunteered for the last 8 years creating and assisting with reentry programs. Additionally, an active comrade with Save the Kids originally with Wisdom Behind Walls but now wherever she is needed. She actively attends juvenile court advocating for families caught up in the system. Ms. Page facilitates equity training for k-12, and often provides guidance on teacher retraining. Ms. Page is also a small business owner who is passionate about helping people rebuild their credit and work on debt. She has been providing community workshops for financial literacy and small business for the past fifteen years. Ms. Pages holds a degree in Psychology concentration in Financial Management and B.A. in Sociology.
2. Southwest Save the Kids Chapter
Project: (1) Hip Hop, Law, and Justice Lecture Series, (2) Salt Lake Youth Open Mic, (3) Utah Reintegration Program, (4) Public Picnic at Pioneer Park, (5) Salt Lake Prisoner Letter Writing, and (6) Dreamkeeperz Utah Lowrider Club
Wes Wesson – Regional Coordinator
Southwest Save the Kids Facebook
Wes Wesson’s love for the Hip-Hop culture and passion for teaching began at a very early age. This multi-talented musician from Tallahassee, Florida later moved across the country to Portland, Oregon in 2014. There he worked in the school system as a hip-hop educator, mentor, and workshop leader with Up and Over, LLC speaking with youth about life skills and how to overcome obstacles. Wesson made the move to Salt Lake City, Utah in 2018 and founded Acoustic Funk Nation LLC. He is also an active member with the non-profit organization Salt Lake Save The Kids.
3. South Save the Kids Chapter
Project: International Hip Hop Activism Conference
Selinda Guerrero – Regional Coordinator
South Save the Kids Facebook
Selinda Guerrero, Afro-Latina Feminist, is the Albuquerque Coordinator for Save the Kids, a national all-volunteer organization building a movement to end the school-to-prison pipeline. She leads Millions for Prisoners, the New Mexico chapter, a national movement to abolish prisons and oppressive systems in the U.S. and beyond. Organizer for Justice for Jaquise Lewis (“Albuquerque’s Trayvon Martin”) continuing our fight for justice. She is a Black Lives Matter organizer with Building Power for Black New Mexico. She is a single mother of six with deep roots in New Mexico. She grew up in a gang environment consisting of violence and drug activity. As a teen mother and eighth grade pushout she became active and motivated to work for change by building networks of community alliances over the last twenty-five years.
Moneka Stevens – Regional Coordinator
South Save the Kids Facebook
Moneka Stevens serves as the Community Engagement Director at Health Leadership High School. Since 2000, she has worked in community development and curriculum designed focused on Positive Youth Development as well as youth engagement in community transformation. She serves on a variety of Boards including the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities. Moneka earned her Masters from the University of New Mexico in Community & Regional Planning with a concentration in community development, youth development and youth policy.
4. North Save the Kids Chapter
Project: (1) Formerly Incarcerated Peers-Project of Save the Kids from Incarceration
Lucas Alan Dietsche – Regional Coordinator
North Save the Kids
Lucas Alan Dietsche is a formerly incarcerated person and regional organizer for Superior Save the Kids, national contact for the Letters to Prisoners project, and also on the Board of Directors of Ex-Incarcerated People Organizing. Dietsche got his History degree at UW-Oshkosh and currently getting my Masters from University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Dietsche has presented papers with the Convict Criminology Group at American Society of Criminology and met a whole range of criminologists internationally He is also a Certified Peer Support Specialist from the state of Wisconsin and member of Socialist Action. Dietsche has six books published on Amazon and host poetry nights at a coffee shop.
5. Northeast Save the Kids Chapter
Project: (1) Scholar-Activist Spotlight
Luana DeJesus – Regional Coordinator
Northeast Save the Kids Facebook
Lou DeJesus is a graduate of Williams College with degrees in Religion and History. She has an extensive background in theatre, puppetry and performing arts. Lou took part in Occupy NY, was pivotal in bringing the Black Lives Matter movement to Buffalo N.Y. and continues the abolitionist fight against the preschool to prison pipeline, mass incarceration and all other carceral structures of racist oppression. She is also proud to be a lead organizer with the Third World People’s Alliance. She works closely with the Little Africa Culture Club to build the movement through poetry, spoken word, political education and African centered cultural production. Most importantly, Lou is absolutely certain that the new world in our hearts will be a reality sooner than we could ever imagine.
Matt Reschke – Regional Coordinator
Northeast Save the Kids Facebook
Matthew “ R Source” Reschke is a community Organizer, youth mentor. Radio Host of “OFF THE HOOK w/ R Source” became involved in Save the Kids after speaking to incarcerated youth about all the positive opportunities in music especially Hip Hop. Dj, Music Enthusiast, Hip Hop Activist. Some current work consists of various roles in the filed of higher education, advocacy for oppressed, social media discussion panels, tabling, and community outreach.
6. Southeast Save the Kids Chapter
Project: The Green Haven Project and Mentoring
David Michael – Regional Coordinator
Southeast Save the Kids Facebook
David Michael is a community activist that feeds the homeless and also gives back to the community by putting on events for the Youth he has ran two successful programs such as teaching the youth how to grow there own food and mentoring kids in the foster care system
Jorge Palacios – Regional Coordinator
My name is Jorge, also know as BE!¡ and I have been rocking with Save the Kids since 2015. I first started working with Save the Kids with Bro David Michael. David and I currently rock Save the Kids with many activities that we do revolving around urban gardening in food deserts. We have a community garden in Overtown, Florida where we teach children and adults on how to grow their own food and give back to those in need. I currently work with a nonprofit where we build food forests in elementary schools all throughout Dade County, Florida. I have a business with my good friend, Sam, called Plant Philosophy where we grow plants, sell them, and conduct food justice workshops. Last, but not least, I am part of a nonprofit called The Green Haven Project, the mission is to build a food paradise in economically disadvantaged communities.