Kayana Sessoms is passionate about creating opportunities for Detroit youth. She has 15 years facilitating developmental programs for people of all ages. As the Program Director at Osborn Neighborhood Alliance, she organized the 2015 – 2016 “For the Love of Osborn” Neighborhood Parade in Detroit, MI. In addition, she co-founded Action by Presence, an organization focused on increasing mutual respect among people of different socioeconomic backgrounds. In 2009, she founded Kids Heart Art, an art program for youth first implemented in Sierra Leone. Lastly, she has experience working directly with youth at buildOn and Common Ground.