Speak to ACT is a collaborative of young people from Indianapolis working toward meaningful change in our community with advocacy, storytelling, & outreach. We are working with the Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY) to help inform public policy statewide. Join our cause.

Meet the Team!


Hey, I am a senior at Riverside High School. I have been with MCCOY for the last year as a youth advisor. I am so happy to be a part of Speak to Act. I strive to create a positive impact in the Indianapolis community and around the world. I am a music lover with way too many Spotify playlist. I hope you join us to give me song recommendations and transform the world!


Hi, I’m Darnell! I am a 17 year old at Pike High School. I am a new member with MCCOY but have worked with the program often with my position on the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council. With the short time I have spent working under MCCOY, I am already overwhelmed with excitement and ideas for the program and community that we plan to impact. I believe I am most excited to watch the potential and opportunities of this group to grow! Fun Facts: I love to talk, I enjoy singing and playing my saxophone, and have an obsession with fashion, architecture, and aesthetics!


I’m 17 years old and a senior at Lawrence Central High School. I am new to MCCOY this year and just got involved over the summer of 2020.  I am a student member of Speak to Act and I’m  involved in Advocacy and Community Engagement! I am looking forward to seeing how I can make an impact on the Indy Youth. My favorite things to do are go to thrift stores around Indy and I have a crazy heel collection!


I’m Grace! I’m 17 and a senior at Lawrence Central High School. I got involved with MCCOY last year through the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council. This summer when I heard about this group, I joined right away. I’m excited to work with Speak to Act and our advocacy team. Fun Facts: I recently started to crochet, I love going to parks to spend time outside, and I am obsessed with coffee!

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I’m Mateo, I’m 17 and a senior at Lawrence Central High School. I was first introduced to MCCOY when I attended a Starfish Initiative Back to School Kick-Off, last year. I then joined the MCCOY team as a youth advisor. After that I joined the Speak to Act team, to get involved with Storytelling. Fun fact about me I work as an urban farmer and I plan to start my own garden soon.


I’m a 17 year old senior at Pike High School and I’m so excited to be here! I’m a brand new member of MCCOY with only a few meetings under my belt. I’m a student member of Speak to Act with interests in Advocacy and Storytelling. I’m so thrilled to give back to my community and spark change! Some fun facts: I’m a show choir and theatre kid and my teeth don’t touch :)

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