Samantha Owens (2012-2015) is leaving her position as Community Engagement Specialist at the National Runaway Safeline (NRS).  In both her…

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Samantha Owens (2012-2015) is leaving her position as Community Engagement Specialist at the National Runaway Safeline (NRS).  In both her professional and personal life, Samantha is driven with a passion for ending youth homelessness.  Her work always reflected a thoughtfulness about how NRS could better serve youth.  Samantha is a strong youth advocate and has been a vital member of the Development & Communications Team.  Along with her daily accomplishments, these are the major ways she helped NRS keep runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

 

 

  • Started as the Development & Communications Associate in December 2012
    • During her tenure, her work on Spirit of Youth 2013 resulted in two agency bests:
      • The most visually appealing online auction
      • The most efficient and timely shipment of auction items
  • Began as the Community Engagement Specialist in December 2013
    • 2014 National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) accomplishments
      • Increased NRPM task force from 38 states to 140 members in 45 states
      • Increased NRPM national partners from 19 to 24
      • Established a message guide to unite members and partners in NRPM outreach
      • Formalized 4 annual national events: two online, 2 community-based
      • Record-breaking outreach at 1.88 million people
    • Launched high school tours to meet with youth face to face
      • Chicago-based tour in 2014 reached over 1,000 high school students
      • Three city tour in 2015 reached over 750 high school students
    • Served as the staff liaison for the
      • Associate Board
      • Youth Activist League
      • NRS speakers’ bureau
    • Served as an NRS ambassador
      • For community speaking engagements
      • With media interviews
    • Vital in conceiving, creating and launching the new website in June 2014

Thank you Samantha Owens for your service to the National Runaway Safeline.  

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