Benny stewards Urban Ventures’s programming geared towards helping secondary youth explore post-secondary options, including supporting the Act Six team. He brings a wealth of leadership experience, a passion for youth development and innovation to the role. Benny graduated from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri where he majored in Sociology and focused on communications and leadership.
As the Act Six Program Manager Miriam oversees all functions of the program in the Twin Cities. Bringing a highly relational leadership style, she is passionate about ensuring each scholar’s long-term academic and personal success. Miriam attended Augsburg University where she studied Communications, Studio Art, and Youth and Family Ministry.
Lisa Yang Fredericks
Act Six Program Assistant
Lisa graduated from University of Northwestern - St. Paul‘s first cadre of Act Six scholars where she earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations. Often mentioned as smiley, loyal, and encouraging, she seeks to inspire young lives and is passionate about strengthening the family unit in order to impact the greater community. You can find her drinking Thai tea with a friend or completing her next read on her list.