J'myhe Baker

I am a 15-year-old boy and I attend Cicero-North Syracuse High School. I chose to join TOP to learn more about being a teenager. I like to spend time playing sports and video games. I signed up to be a peer leader because it is a great opportunity for me to gain leadership skills.

Symone Mitchell

I am a 15 year-old girl and I attend Bishop Ludden High School. I like to listen to music and have fun. I chose to go to TOP because it’s a chance to meet new people and learn what I didn’t know about being a teenager. I signed up to be a peer leader because I know I have the potential to be a good leader in my community.



Amillian Butler

I am 14 years old and I attend the Institute of Technology at Central. I am currently enrolled in an engineering class because I want to be a video game designer when I become older and have to choose a career path. I love math, science, and ELA because I like to write and read science-fiction books. In my spare time, I play games like Call of Duty and Fortnite using my Playstation 4. I would describe myself as a kind individual, a good student, and a teen willing to assist the needs of others. 

Jaiyah Pierce 

I am 15 years old and I attend Bishop Ludden High School. I enjoy playing volleyball in my spare time; if I'm not watching the latest Grey's Anatomy episode. When I get older, my hope is to be a Nurse Practitioner because I'd like to mold other's lives for the better; whether it's physically stitching up a cut or mentally talking through issues that are totally normal.


About Peer Leadership / Roles Of Peers

  • Peer Leaders – Adolescents (14-15 years of age) coming from at-risk communities that receive a paid position to be credible messengers and act as a positive influence on other youth. They help facilitate TOP sessions as well as come up with suggestions to improve future sessions. They also help come up with ideas to keep TOP running and beneficial for the youth.
  • Youth coming from at-risk communities to engage in TOP activities and lessons. Great opportunity to learn and mature and can possibly be a peer leader one day.
  • TOP ensures peer leaders are built with tools to succeed