“Amnoni is a change maker. Her quiet demeanor belies an extraordinary strength and resilience that shapes everything on which she works. I first met Amnoni when she served as an intern at the White House. We worked together on a broad range of domestic policy issues all focused on lifting up our nation’s children, youth and families. She was relentless in making sure that the voices of foster youth were represented by truth and dignity. 

 

   Rafael López, Former Senior Policy Advisor, Obama Administration, Former Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families

 Rafael López, Former Senior Policy Advisor, Obama Administration, Former Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families

 

“Amnoni is the type of individual you want to have working with you in the clutch. She is fearless yet humble and brings a unbelievable passion and optimism to her life story.  Her journey through the National Urban Fellows program earned her kudos academically and professionally. She represents a genuine emerging leader whose community will benefit by her leadership."

Miguel A. Garcia, Jr., President & CEO, National Urban Fellows Program (NUF)

Miguel A. Garcia, Jr., President & CEO, National Urban Fellows Program (NUF)

 

As a college professor I meet more than 120 students in a year and only a handful truly stand out. Amnoni is one of the students who not only stands out but draws you in and has a personality and speaking style that makes you want to engage with her. I met Amnoni when teaching a graduate communication course in the National Urban Fellows program. From her very first speech, not only did I lean in a bit more than usual, but her classmates did, too. We were all in it from the beginning to the end. I was immediately impressed with her knowledge, impressed with her story, and impressed with her genuine passion. If you have an opportunity to work with Amnoni, consider yourself among the lucky ones. When you listen to her speak or work with her on programs, she will cause you to think. She will compel you to act. The value that Amnoni brings to your event or organization immeasurable!

Denise Patrick, Chief Learning Officer & Executive Officer, Teach Lead Inspire (TLI)

Denise Patrick, Chief Learning Officer & Executive Officer, Teach Lead Inspire (TLI)

 

The first thing one notices about Amnoni Myers is her capacity to educate, inform and inspire people at the same time. Amnoni is a natural leader. She motivates individuals, organizations, policy makers and practitioners who serve children and youth living in foster care in the best ways possible. Sharing her lived experience, high level perspective and wisdom, she helps people create a Culture of Possibility. When considering potential candidates for our annual Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America Champion Award, Amnoni’s generosity, spirit, stellar advocacy and vision stood out. She is a change maker extraordinaire. She represents the best America has to offer.

Judy Cockerton, Founder & Executive Director, Treehouse Foundation

Judy Cockerton, Founder & Executive Director, Treehouse Foundation

 

 

The future that lies ahead can feel predetermined, as if it’s the only option. Amnoni Myers saw a path littered with dismal statistics and blazed a trail of her own, chalking up one accomplishment after the next. Her strength, her determination, and her authenticity have her standing here today with a long list of achievements, including a masters degree and advocating for the rights of children and others who find themselves labeled in a minority group. Amnoni’s intellect and fortitude will, no doubt, bring her continued success and will inspire those around her to blaze their own trail into the future.

Becky Freemal, Former Television News Anchor/Reporter for    WFXR News First

Becky Freemal, Former Television News Anchor/Reporter for WFXR News First

 

I’m so deeply impressed with Amnoni — from her thoughtfulness and her poise to her perseverant strength. Amnoni is a powerful voice for youth in foster care.  You can’t hear her speak without feeling deeply the immense potential within each child in foster care, the challenges they face and the gifts each one has to give.  Amnoni brings light and life into every room she enters.  I’m grateful to consider her a friend, and I know countless others feel the same.

Jedd Medefind, President, Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)

Jedd Medefind, President, Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)

 

Amnoni Myers is a passionate, bright young woman with a talent for connecting with both individuals and crowds. She is a gifted public speaker and has dedicated her life work to improving child welfare through public policy and advocacy. We have many opportunities to recommend speakers for events and programming in Washington, D.C. and for national events across the country, and Amnoni is one of several young leaders we work with that we are pleased to frequently recommend. 

Becky Weichhand, Executive Director, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI)

Becky Weichhand, Executive Director, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI)

 

Amnoni Myers was a featured guest on my 30-minute radio program. From my first impression until now I continue to remain impressed with Amnoni. She is an excellent communicator, representing herself well. I reached out to her to be a guest on my show and she promptly replied to my request and all subsequent emails. On the show she shared about her life and the policy recommendations she presented to Congress as a Foster Youth Intern at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. We could have easily recorded multiple shows as she is a wealth of experiential and well-researched information, as well as an inspirational speaker.

Annica Thomas, Host of "The Annica Thomas Show" on KFAQ.

Annica Thomas, Host of "The Annica Thomas Show" on KFAQ.

 

I love working with Amnoni!  She is consistently thoughtful, informed and authentic - bringing a perspective that consistently resonates with even the most diverse of audiences.  To date, she has participated in a key note conference presentation on the experiences of youth, created a podcast on the topic of resilience and helped develop a webinar on traumatic separation - all of which was done partnership with some of the most well-known researchers and leaders in the field of child traumatic stress. Across the board, there have been nothing but compliments on the quality and contribution of her work.

Chris Foreman, Liaison, National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), Duke University

Chris Foreman, Liaison, National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), Duke University