Program Officers for Y&G 2022-2023

Youth Mayor – Diya Bardwell, BASIS
Hi! My name is Diya Bardwell (they/she) and I am the current Youth Mayor. I am a part of the BASIS DC delegation, and have absolutely loved the three years I have spent in this program. In my term I hope to improve access to youth voting education, civic engagement within local government, and other resources to ensure that every student has equal and equitable access to our programs. Outside of Youth and Government I enjoy crocheting, hiking, and spending time with family. I am so excited for SY2022-23 and can’t wait to see what we can accomplish!

Youth City Council Chair – Amina Ford, School Without Walls

Youth Superintendent of the Board of Education – James Kai Setty, School Without Walls
Hi! I am James, the current DC Youth Superintendent. I have participated in YAG all four years of my high school career. I have been leading the School Without Walls delegation since 11th grade, and attended CONA this last summer. Outside of YAG, I play piano, chess, and basketball for SWW.   

Since the program’s founding, the following have served as YMCA Youth Mayor:

  • Alexander O’Sullivan, BASIS, 2021-2022
  • No Election held due to COVID-19 Pandemic 2020-2021
  • Maria Leon-Acosta, The School Without Walls, 2019-2020
  • Christian Robles, The School Without Walls, 2018-2019
  • Kofi Bulluck, The School Without Walls, 2017-2018
  • Ben Dormus, The School Without Walls, 2016-2017
  • Lauryn Fanguen, YMCA YFS – Albert Einstein, 2015-2016
  • Andre Glosson, Friendship Collegiate Academy, 2014-2015
  • Ryan Washington, YMCA Anthony Bowen, 2013-2014
  • Christian Tarver, Bell Multicultural High School, 2012-2013
  • William Lovett, Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy – Capitol Hill, 2010-2011, 2011-2012
  • Alicia Wade, The School Without Walls, 2009-2010
  • Damien White, Friendship Collegiate Academy, 2007-2008, 2008-2009
  • Rochelle Mincey-Thompson, Cardozo Senior High School, 2006-2007
  • Janeese Lewis, The School Without Walls, 2005-2006
  • Nate Cole, The School Without Walls, 2004-2005
  • Lawrence Chambers, Thurgood Marshall Academy, 2003-2004
  • Rashelle Henderson, H. D. Woodson High School 2002-2003