Jazmine Lewis, Vice President Youth Development
Fort Worth, Texas (August 17, 2021) – Camp Fire First Texas has hired Jazmine Lewis as the Council’s new vice president of youth development. In this role, Lewis is responsible for overseeing Camp Fire First Texas after school programs, school-based summer day camps and the Teens in Action program.
Prior to joining Camp Fire, Jazmine served as chief program officer and interim chief executive officer at Trinity River Mission in Dallas where she built and oversaw the implementation of multiple programs designed to improve youth involvement in the community, self-awareness and school completion. She has concentrated the past 14 years of her career in youth development working with diverse populations of at-promise children, youth, and young adults from ages 0-21. Her vast experience also encompasses partner and community relationship building, after school, literacy development as well as creating, growing and guiding programs.
As vice president, it is important to Jazmine to give back and make an impactful change in the community she resides while building a sense of community among parents, students, and community partners. Most importantly she is making it her mission, that through exposure, experience, and education, the next generation of leaders will have equitable options to help them pursue their wildest dreams.
Jazmine holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Grambling State University and is completing a master’s degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Texas at Arlington. She also carries multiple certifications including Nonprofit Management from the University of Texas at Arlington; Mindfulness Educator Practitioner from Mindful Schools California; Mental Health First Aid from the National Council for Behavioral Health and is a Trained Program Facilitator in Curriculum-Based Support Groups from Rainbow Days.
She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women, Leadership ISD, B.R.I.D.G.E. (Black Resourceful Innovators Developing Generations of Excellence) Fort Worth, National AfterSchool Association and is an AmeriCorps Alum.
About Camp Fire First Texas
Camp Fire First Texas is one of the largest Camp Fire councils in the country and invests in North Texas communities by providing out-of-school time and outdoor learning programs for children and youth while also offering workforce development programs for the educators who care for them.
Camp Fire programs stand out from others as they are uniquely focused on the two periods of greatest brain growth and development: early childhood and early adolescence; they leverage the impact of the outdoor environment on the brain to educate and connect children to each other and the world around them; and maintain a continuous improvement loop to maximize community impact.
We envision a community in which every child has equitable access to quality learning opportunities that cultivate the skills they need to succeed and thrive in a rapidly changing world.