Nana Minder

Youth-to-Youth Program Coordination Consultant

Nana coordinates and facilitates the programming for after school and summer youth leadership development. Included in her work is the development and delivery of healthy relationship curriculum, in-school campaign design and relationship building within schools’ student and administrative body.

Nana believes that young people should have more opportunities in their schools to explore their own identities, and learn methods of self-care, healing, safety planning and make informed decisions surrounding their needs.

Nana Minder wears many hats as a queer performance artist, community organizer and youth educator. She has facilitated several workshops addressing community safety planning, identity formation, self-care & self-love, self-exploration & movement, healing the body and intention setting. Nana entered community organizing by serving as a member of the Safe OUTside the System collective under the Audre Lorde Project – addressing needs of LGBTQ people of color in NYC. She discovered her love for mentorship and youth education when serving as an Advisor for The Preparatory Component at Prep for Prep.

Nana was raised in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and wants nothing less than to see her community survive and thrive. She believes that young femmes of color should have more access to methods of healing and ancestral histories.

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