Lydia (Ebun) is a junior at Peachtree Ridge High School from Suwanee, Georgia. She is passionate about youth engagement because she believes that all people, especially students, have a voice and should use their voice to better themselves and communities. Ebun founded The Welcome Team that’s mission is to aid new students in their transition to her school and thus combat the feeling of loneliness faced by these students. As the Founder and President, Ebun works with her team to ﬁnd effective ways to reach out to the hundreds of students that come to her school each year. Ebun is also her school’s Student body President, where she uses her platform to further promote youth engagement and is known for her positivity. Ebun is most excited to learn how to grow an organization’s reach and to meet all of the mentors and fellows that will be at the HERlead Forum. In her free time, Ebun loves reading, exercising, and listening to Nigerian music.