YES Advisory Board

We are the YES advisory board. All of us are former foster youth and YES Scholars. With our understanding of the unique needs of foster youth, we help the Silicon Valley Children’s Fund improve on current programs geared towards foster youth and create new programs that will benefit the youth. We use our skills, outreach, and experience from being YES Scholars to improve YES and to help connect the youth with the SVCF community.

Brandy Wright

Co-Chair and Treasurer

University of California at Santa Cruz – Graduate
YES Scholar since 2007

Daniel Hardin

Public Relations and Outreach

Foothill College
YES Scholar since 2011

Kenyon Whitman

Research and Evaluation Analyst

Fresno State University – Graduate
YES Scholar Alumni Class of 2010

Jesus Cicero

Social Media Intern

University of San Francisco
YES Scholar since 2010

Linda Urueta


San Jose City College
YES Scholar since 2009

Ashlee Jemmott

Event Coordinator

San Jose State University – Graduate
YES Scholar since 2007

Ruth Lira


CSU East Bay – Graduate
YES Scholar Alumna Class of 2007