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Tatianna Keeton

Tatianna serves as a Y.O.U.th Serve Member at Old Orchard Junior High. 

Tia (she/they) is an AmeriCorps Y.O.U.th Serve at Old Orchard Junior High. Their passion for working with youth started while they worked as a Teacher’s Assistant at an early childhood center during college, leading them to pursue a degree in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During undergrad, Tia worked and volunteered with various youth nonprofit organizations in the Champaign-Urbana and Chicagoland area, including the Boys & Girls Club of America, University of Illinois YWCA, and Alternatives, Inc. Now attending the University of Illinois at Chicago for their MSW with a Child and Family concentration, Tia believes in the power of education, advocacy, and access as a well-rounded approach to addressing and resolving issues that impact community members.

In their spare time, you can find them cooking or blogging.