Lashon is the Interim Project Director for Opportunity Youth United, a national grassroots movement of opportunity youth and their adult allies who are seeking to alleviate poverty in their community through civic engagement. After being “pushed out” of high school, Lashon received a second chance to get back on track by attending a local YouthBuild program in Brockton, Massachusetts. After completing the program, Lashon received a master’s degree from Northeastern University. Lashon is now an emerging social entrepreneur, with a vision to empower young people across the globe to be change agents in their community.