Young Friends Program Facilitator
Olivia Chalkley’s work with Young Friends is grounded in her respect for and trust in young people, and her interest in Quaker process as a grounding aspect of the program. She believes in building community, leading with integrity, and bringing the gift of playfulness to her work with youth. Olivia is a graduate of Guilford College, where she earned her degree in English Literature with minors in Community & Justice Studies and Quaker Studies. She was the recipient of the Edward Flud Burrows Scholarship awarded to students who have demonstrated leadership in the areas of peace studies, racial justice, and the elimination of homophobia. She has served Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association (SAYMA) as the Junior Yearly Meeting Coordinator, and for many years was on staff at Opequon Quaker Camp in Baltimore Yearly Meeting as a counselor, administrative staff, and the Assistant Director. She attends West Philly Friends Meeting.
Young Friends Program Assistant
Aeryn Luminkith’s experience with young people includes working with high school students as a photography teacher, tutoring in a non-profit youth center, and LGBTQ advocacy work with non-profit organizations in Philadelphia. Aeryn brings her warmth and concern for inclusive youth community, and her interest in creating a balance in programming between playful and grounded energy. She has a deep appreciation for Quaker beliefs and values and the Quaker commitment to social justice and equality. She strongly believes in supporting youth leadership and emotional development through fostering environments of mutual respect, understanding, and equal opportunities.