Ferguson Youth Initiative and Ferguson Youth Advisory Board

Ferguson Youth Initiative (FYI)
FYI’s Mission – FYI is a 501(c)(3)  serving the youth of the Ferguson community by encouraging them and engaging them as active members of the community, developing programs as needed, and further communicating and partnering with existing community youth programs.

For more information on the Ferguson Youth Initiative and the Ferguson Youth Advisory Board please visit the Ferguson Youth Initiative website.

2013 /14 Goals

  • Engage 1500 youth with an average of 65 teens attending each of our sponsored events
  • Increase our database of volunteer support to 200
  • Secure and enrich the partnerships with other community organizations
  • Strengthen the sustainability of FYI with a basis of successful programs and $25K-$50K in our reserve balance.
For a calendar of FYI/FYAB events, click here.

Contact Us

  1. Ferguson Youth Initiative (FYI) and Ferguson Youth Advisory Board (FYAB)
    110 Church Street
    Ferguson, MO 63135


Ferguson Youth Advisory Board (FYAB)
The purpose of the Youth Advisory Board is to provide the City Council a youth perspective on issues that affect the City of Ferguson and to provide youth with a forum to be active and make a difference in their community.

Current Roster

Amanda Baranowski     8th Grade, Ferguson Middle School
Shelbie Edwards           8th Grade, Ferguson Middle School
Desmari Ann Eimann    Sophomore, McCluer High School
Elyse Frazier                 8th Grade, Ferguson Middle School
Tyrone Griffin                Junior, McCluer South-Berkeley High School
Tony Merritt                   8th Grade, Ferguson Middle School
Toryan Merritt                8th Grade, Ferguson Middle School
Parris Nathan                Sophomore, McCluer High School
Brandon Pappert           Freshman, McCluer High School
Alexandria Taylor          8th Grade, Ferguson Middle School

Gail Babcock                 Retired, Adult Advisor
Jackie Lewis Harris       University of Missouri-St. Louis, Adult Advisor
Raghib Muhammed      McCluer South-Berkeley High School, Adult Advisor
Matt Asikainen              Ferguson Parks and Recreation Department, Staff Liaison
Dwayne T. James         Ferguson City Council, City Council Liaison