Dakota Shelby

Dakota is excited to be a Youth Peer Leader and facilitator with Check Your Head. They have been with CYH since 2017 where they participated in the Poverty and Income Inequality cohort which sparked their interest in facilitation. Over the last few years Dakota’s interest in social justice has developed, and their focus is now largely centered on the intersections of LGBTQ2+ rights and poverty. They have had the privilege of exploring these topics through their work with the Vancouver Park Board where they are the Trans Inclusion Facilitator. Having recently started going back to school, they hope to gain a better understanding of the context of the problems we face. Dakota is excited to learn from the other youth in workshops and the cohorts as they envision a better world.