Yvette oversees youth revitalization services that includes, sexual risk avoidance and healthy relationship education to at-risk youth in Milwaukee schools, alternative settings, and adults in correctional and community centers. She also oversees the Minority Youth Violence Prevention program. Her previous experience includes 12 years with Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), as well as, the Program Coordinator for Pearls for Teen Girls, a teen pregnancy prevention/leadership program for young girls in Milwaukee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Upper Iowa University and a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Concordia University.
A Milwaukee native, Mr. Royal was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force. He received his Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. In addition to his role as CFSS Educator and Member Service Coordinator, where he facilitated group and 1:1 youth services, Mr. Royal has served on a range of civic boards for the Milwaukee Area Technical College, the Social Development Commission, American Civil Liberties Union, MATC Foundation Board of Directors and currently is the President of the NAACP Milwaukee Branch.
Shawn promotes and markets CFSS Workforce Services, provides pre-release employment readiness services, works closely with other CFSS staff to identify job openings and present qualified candidates to employers for potential employment opportunities. Previously he worked with youth at Milwaukee Inner City Congregation Allied for Hope (MICAH) and Milwaukee Boys & Girls Club and providing Community resources at Northcott Neighborhood House. He received his Associates Degree in Theology from the Agape Bible College.
Simmone has joined CFSS as the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She is responsible for recruitment, assessment, case management and other duties to ensure that CFSS is moving forward to meet and/or exceed the goals of the SRAE program.
Simmone has been dedicated to serving Milwaukee by providing therapeutic techniques to reduce anxiety, violence and community trauma. She has served in positions at Sojourner Family Peace Center, The Healing Center and most recently as a Crisis/Healing Counselor at Aurora Healing and Advocacy Services. Simmone received a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University and a Master’s degree in Community Psychology from Alverno College. In addition, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience in trauma, crisis, and healing counseling.