Tyrus Curtis, is a long-time advocate on the behalf of youth and families with child welfare and mental health systems involvement. He spent from the ages of 3-16 in foster care before getting adopted by his long-time foster mother. Mr. Curtis served as a founding member and the first President of Youth MOVE National and was honored for his work with the Young Adult Leadership VOICE award by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2009. Mr. Curtis also served on the Board of Directors for the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. After receiving his BA in Business Administration, he served as a consultant for the American Institute for Research and the Technical Assistance Partnership, where he focused on facilitating strategic planning, logic model development, and trauma informed and youth driven services for youth and family organizations. Mr. Curtis continues to ensure youth are given a voice in driving their services in his current position at Aichorn as a childcare worker. He looks forward to pursuing an advanced degree in the near future. In his free time, he enjoys martial arts, reading and writing poetry, and spending time with his family.
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