New Youth Advocate Specialist Brings Background in Global Youth
Initiatives for Education and Career Development
Kids In The Spotlight Kids In The Spotlight (KITS) welcomes its newest staff member, Youth Advocate Youth Advocate
Specialist Samuel “Joey” Alleyne Specialist Samuel “Joey” Alleyne (he/him).
Joey has over 20 years of
experience creating viable
pathways in skills building, job
training, and equipping youth
for employment. He is the
founder of Alleyne Connect Alleyne Connect
U, a network focused on
collective impact where
advocacy and access for youth
are the highest priority. He
holds a bachelor’s degree in
Recreation Administration and
an MBA in Nonprofit
Management.
In his hometown of Nassau, the
Bahamas, Joey worked with the
Bahamas government, clergy, and community stakeholders in early adulthood to facilitate
national Peace against Violence Peace against Violence campaigns. While working as a bridge-builder, he found
a knack for partnership building, youth advocacy, and people operations.
Peace against Violence allowed youth in marginalized communities to display their talents
through arts, ministry, and media. Additionally, the initiative created safe spaces for youth to
develop road maps and achieve their personal and professional goals.
Joey expanded internationally as a bridge-builder over time, producing youth advocacy
initiatives, creating systems to sustain the growth, and connecting youth with partner
organizations for educational and career development.
Joey is excited about his new role at KITS. “It means a lot to me to help restore economic
stability and generational wealth for Black and brown youth,” he says