The Team

Roberto Rivera: President/ Lead Change Agent

Rivera is an expert in connecting positive youth development to community development using culturally relevant methods. He has employed asset-based and social emotional learning principles for over ten years in community-based youth work in Los Angeles, Milwaukee, and Chicago. He has most recently been named one of the “Top Young Change Agents in America” by the Search for Common Ground Coalition, and in 2012 became a fellow through the Unreasonable Institute for his social entrepreneurship skills. Roberto speaks at national and international conferences expressing  powerful learning lessons linking the asset framework to organizational and community efforts with and for young people. Since he was once labeled “at-risk” himself, Roberto passionately advocates for giving young people sufficient support and opportunities so they can take positive risks and become change agents themselves.


 

Jennifer Leavitt-Moy – co-founder of The Good Life Organization and a co-author of the Fulfill the Dream (FTD) curriculum.

Jennifer Leavitt-Moy is co-founder of The Good Life Organization and a co-author of the Fulfill the Dream (FTD) curriculum. Jennifer’s work with GLO has evolved since its inception and today Jennifer acts as a strategic advisor regarding partner identification, program development, proposal writing, and strategic focus. In addition, Jennifer provides on-going support related to financial solvency and accounting. Jennifer has a commitment to seeing youth today (and adults!) achieve their dreams holistically. Jennifer knows that GLO and the FTD curriculum are cutting edge in the realm of youth development, social emotional learning, and culturally relevant pedagogy and is dedicated to helping GLO reach as many youth as possible.


 

David Rojas: DOP, Director of Products and Business Development


David is currently the head of incorporating youth voice into the development and enhancement of products at The Good Life Alliance. He is also in charge of cultivating new business for our current curricula and training, helping to create new curricula and training, and testing program engagement models. He also is an alumni of the Fulfill The Dream program and a certified change agent and phenomenal speaker (see speakers bureau).


 

Beth-ann Roth – Business Strategist.

Beth-ann Roth has over twenty-seven years of experience as a corporate securities lawyer in the financial services industry, specializing in high social impact investing sector. She advises funds, broker-dealers, banks, insurance companies and nonprofit organizations on matters including initial organization, compliance maintenance, process optimization and reorganization. Ms. Roth consults on matters of business strategy, micro enterprise development and emerging ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues including corporate governance, shareholder rights and the advancement of organic, biodynamic and fair-trade business.


 

Robyn Frye: East Coast Training Director

Robyn Frye has a passion for youth empowerment and social change, both her educational background and extensive work experience have also made her an expert in this work. Early on, Robyn majored in Elementary Education at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, and later also received her certification in Social Entrepreneurship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Following, she was selected to Co-Chair the United Way of RI Community School Initiative in Providence, Rhode Island. She was later appointed by Mayor David N. Cicilline as a member of the Providence Public School Board and the Eli Broad Institute for School Boards where she was conferred the title of Broad Fellow. She has facilitated Fulfill The Dream in a variety of settings from school environments, to after school programs and summer programs, to youth groups at churches. Her extensive experience facilitating this program and her extensive speaking and training background make her a dynamic trainer for any youth focused community or institution on the East Coast. For more information on having Robyn speak and/or train please contact us at: info@thegoodlifeorganization.com.


 

Phil Jackson

Pastor Phil is a distinguished author of the book entitled The Hip Hop Church, and powerful community development leader. Phil has been featured on BET, Fox NewsChicago, MSNBC Nightly News, PBS, WGN, Jet Magazine (2006), Ebony (2010)Campus Life (2005), New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Sun Times for his work. He started to partner with the Good Life Organization back in 2008 and has seen the transformation that the Fulfill The Dream has had in young peoples lives on the west side of Chicago first hand. He has taken a lead role in developing partnerships, providingtraining, and follow up with CBO”s that are serious about transforming youth and communities. Phil is currently pursuing his masters in Community Development and lives in Chicago with his wife. He serves as the regional director for Good life spanning both the mid-west and southern regions.


 

Ely Fournier: West Coast Training Director

Emma reinforces the Good Life Organization’s vision of empowering healthy, whole people and creating healing, whole communities within the Youth Voice Nation initiative as the Editor of the Living the Good Life newsletter and coordinator of presentations at conferences. Her publication aims to coordinate the development of articles, poems, interviews, and updates with the GLO network. She is currently in her third year studying Sociology, Spanish, and Integrative Approaches to Health and Wellness at The Ohio State University and hopes to use her education as a means for social change and action, particularly with a focus on education reform and juvenile delinquency, with a holistic perspective.


 

Emma Jackson: Presentation Director

Emma reinforces the Good Life Organization’s vision of empowering healthy, whole people and creating healing, whole communities within the Youth Voice Nation initiative as the Editor of the Living the Good Life newsletter and coordinator of presentations at conferences. Her publication aims to coordinate the development of articles, poems, interviews, and updates with the GLO network. She is currently in her third year studying Sociology, Spanish, and Integrative Approaches to Health and Wellness at The Ohio State University and hopes to use her education as a means for social change and action, particularly with a focus on education reform and juvenile delinquency, with a holistic perspective.


 

Shauna Tepper: Assistant Presentation Director

As a lover of the arts and humanities, Shauna is a true supporter of Youth Voice Nation and all of its creative endeavors. By aiding the creation and development of the Good Life Organization’s newsletter, Shauna hopes to provide all those who have a voice an opportunity to inspire others to create a healthy, positive community– a Youth Voice Nation. Shauna is currently a student at The Ohio State University with a major in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She hopes to one day act as an inspiration for women to lead healthy, whole lifestyles and find their voice!


 

Jacqueline Carmen Salgado: Book Director & Event Coordinator

Jacqueline works with the Good Life Organization to promote peace among youth through a collaboration of works including The Youth Voice Nation Book 1: Taking the Voices of Youth Off Mute, the first YVN international book 1World, 1Voice, and The Davis Project for Peace coming soon. She empowers youth through her motivational and stimulating workshops, community events, and poetical prose incorporated in all of her doings. Jackie is a Marketing Communications major and is currently finishing her General Studies at Morton College. She hopes to transfer to The University of Wisconsin-Madison and go on to apply her knowledge of positive influence to her community concerning the success of small businesses and helping to stop violence on the streets through non-violent resolutions.


 

Yahtzeni Gonzales: Events Director

Zeni organizes events for The Good Life Organization. She also represents the Good Life Organization in different events for the Northlawndale and La Villita communities. Her current task is the planning and organization of the Book Release party for our second Youth Voice Nation book. Yahtzeni started writing poetry when she was in 4th grade and started performing publicly during her freshman year of high school. She is currently working through her second year of community college and continues to be a strong activist for her community. Because of her involvement within her community and GLO, she has won many scholarships. Her dream college is Northeastern University in Chicago.


 

Marlon Salgado: Assistant Director

Marlon is an active part of the Good Life Organization, a First Wave scholar at the University of Wisconsin Madison, and is a Book Editor for Youth Voice Nation. He is working with the team on the next version of the YVN urban arts book entitled 1World, 1 Voice. Through coaching prospective poets, hosting artistic workshops, and paneling for CASEL, Marlon is introducing Hip-Hop to youth in his community, demonstrating through spoken word, graffiti, break dancing, MCing, and DJing, that this movement can transform the lives of millions who have yet to find the courage to speak against injustice.


 

Angel Martinez: Poet & Hope Dealer

Angel is an associate with the Good Life Organization and it currently assisting on the Youth Voice Nation book 1World, 1Voice. Angel is a poet as well as a leader. He is currently working as a Youth Commissioner an intern for Mikva and is a member of the Steppenwolf Young Adult Council. Angel is involved in acting across the city of Chicago and has hopes to major in Theater at Northwestern University.




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Good Life was 1 of 12 organizations selected world wide to participate in this years Unreasonable Institute. The institute brings together some of the most innovative organizations dedicated to solving the worlds greatest problems. We gave a TED style talk focused on education that brought the house down.
 
 

Nahume Diaz is a young man that transformed his life after going through the Fulfill The Dream program. He is now a community leader who works to create change by helping other youth find their voice and use them to offer solutions to community issues. We made a music video with a filmmaker from Disney to capture the change this young man is having in the world. Enjoy this song entitled "The Light"!


Fulfill The Dream CD


Created with some of the best Hiphop artists and producers in the country, this CD tells powerful stories with razor sharp lyrics that connect to the ten principles of the Fulfill The Dream curriculum. Authentic, Relevant, and Engaging, this CD is sure to get youth thinking critically and acting creatively Purchase your copy of the CD online today!