MEET THE TEAM
"And he said to all, " If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself take up his cross daily and follow me"
Luke 9:23  
Farrakhan Shegog
Farrakhan began to to walk into that path that God had ordered for him at an early age. He began various community activities and engagements that were steered to uplifting, motivating, and inspiring many young people of the community. With a heart of understanding, Farrakhan garnered the love and respect of the people, thus motivating him to further bring economic, political and social development to his community.
After completion of high school in 2010, Farrakhan was recruited to attend Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology. Farrakhan graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration degree in Aviation and Technology Management. He currently is utilizing his specialized training doing inspections, testing, and consulting to various industries such as Aerospace, Manufacturing, Automotive, and Oil & Gas fields. 
  
Jeremiah Hathorn
Jeremiah obtain his BSBA in Accounting at Southeast Missouri State University, class of 2015. He currently earned his Master's of Accountancy at Lindenwood University, class of 2017. His current role is a Staff Accountant at a Fortune 500 company. Jeremiah is involved in National Association of Black Accountants, 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. His favorite quote is "Without Struggle There is No Progress." He is inspired to bring financial literacy to his community and passion for helping the youth.
Janee Kendrick
Janee' Kendrick, also known as Janee' Racquel, is the Secretary of Young Voices with Action. She brings with her 6 years of management experience and 5 years in health benefits management field. Within her corporate career, she specializes in operations, employee coaching and training, problem solving, and creating and updating processes for daily functions. The St. Louis, MO native has a passion for many things with physical fitness and health, as well as, youth development ranking high on the list. Janee' is a certified personal trainer and health coach with Better U Fitness Solutions, in which she owns and operates, serving the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Although she has no children of her own, you may often find her bringing joy to children of family members, friends, and sometimes strangers. Janee' believes that children can never have an overabundance of love and that drives her to spread love and positivity as much as she can, not only to children, but to all people​
Melanie Randels
Melanie Randels is the Director of Communications for Young Voices With Action, Inc.  After nearly 10 years in the health insurance and managed care arena of corporate America, she has begun to leave her mark in the non-profit realm to help young people, which is where her passion lies. A strong advocate of education and community service, Melanie is well versed in a broad spectrum of tasks from consumer soft skills and project management to public relations and various areas in between.
Melanie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fontbonne University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications. She is a  recipient of the “Corporate Communications Student of 2015” award from Fontbonne Universtiy. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Management and Leadership at Webster University.
  
Assata Brandon
Assata Brandon is a family oriented person. She was raised in a large family where both her parents taught her values and principles. Her parents encouraged her to go after whatever dreams she set. As a child she saw how hard her parents worked and she wanted to do the same for them. Since graduating high school in 2012, she has been working the medical career field where she help care for weak, elderly and young people.  She has an overall experience of four years in the nursing field. She is studying to pursue her bachelors of Science degree in nursing. She also plans on going further in opening up her own home-care facility. When she is not at work or spending time with her family, she participates with community organizations that believes in empowering and uplifting others. Her big brother has had a major impact on her life and she strives to follow in his footsteps. She has been awarded by many career professionals for her great attitude, altruistic heart, and her loving smile.