Junior Tamanika Ferguson serves as a volunteer at Mentoring A Touch Above,
a nonprofit organization that helps youth in the juvenile courts and the
California Youth Authority facilities make the transition back into mainstream society upon their release.
A nominee for the William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award, Ferguson brings her
own experiences to counseling these young people, having dropped out of high school
for a life on the streets, which resulted in her own detainment and probation as a teenager.