Connie Grier is a writer who has written for blogs, media outlets, and school/university curricula. As a career educator and mentor who has worked with youth for her entire lifetime, she understands the importance of not only listening to our young people but learning from and collaborating with them as key elements in developing their sense of self-awareness, equity, and justice. Connie is also the founder of The RESPECT Alliance International, a non-profit organization focused on mentoring, parental and familial educational advocacy, and social justice issues. Her hashtag, #JusticeAlways, is not just a statement, it is a lifestyle that she lives to share globally! Please visit www.therespectalliance.org for more information.