Project 440's Youth Advisory Council

P440's Youth Advisory Council grew out of an expressed interest by current and former P440 students to be more involved in supporting the organization. In addition to taking advantage of our curriculum, they wanted to do more. Over the summer, our intern Raymond Zhang, now a student at Drexel University, worked with previous managing director Julie Flower to recruit the group of students that is now our Youth Advisory Council. These young people provide a unique perspective on Project 440 programming, volunteer at our events, and serve as 440 ambassadors to their peers, their music teachers, and potential donors who want to know more about the impact of our programs.

Alumni members of P440's Youth Advisory Council

 Dotan Yarden, bassoon, Temple University

Dotan Yarden, bassoon, Temple University

 Raymond Zhang, double bass, Drexel University

Raymond Zhang, double bass, Drexel University

 Shannon Lanier, violin, Temple University

Shannon Lanier, violin, Temple University

Current P440 students on the Youth Advisory Council

 Agnes Williams, trombone

Agnes Williams, trombone

 Akili Farrow, violin

Akili Farrow, violin

 Davey Hiester, bassoon and sax

Davey Hiester, bassoon and sax

 David Ortiz, trumpet

David Ortiz, trumpet

 Felicia Chen, viola

Felicia Chen, viola

 Greg Padilla, double bass

Greg Padilla, double bass

 Malinda Voell, flute

Malinda Voell, flute

 Marquise Bradley, clarinet, aspiring conductor

Marquise Bradley, clarinet, aspiring conductor

 Na'Zir McFadden, clarinet

Na'Zir McFadden, clarinet

 Oleksandr Kashlyuk, bassoon, aspiring conductor

Oleksandr Kashlyuk, bassoon, aspiring conductor