Emilie Stewart ’14 is a committed educator, youth advocate and abolitionist. All of her work has centered on supporting youth – ranging from serving as a college advisor at a West Philadelphia high school to supporting the youth advocacy programming at the Juvenile Law Center, which empowers youth with foster or juvenile justice system experience to fight for policy change to serving in Governor Gina Raimondo’s Office to support the improvement of the Voluntary Extension of Care program for foster youth in Rhode Island. Having grown up in New Jersey, Emilie has remained committed to working with youth in her home state. She re-established the Camden Youth Council, which is now a part of a statewide Youth Policy Advisory Board, that develops youth advocacy and leadership skills through contributing to the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice’s “150 Years is Enough” campaign to close youth prisons. Prior to moving to Philadelphia for graduate school, Emilie was a high school English teacher in Baltimore City, where she simultaneously earned her Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins University.