I am eager to tackle the challenges that children face in poverty-stricken communities by representing them in the court of law through legal advocacy. I have made a conscious choice to appreciate my community, taking pride in the values and guiding principles it has taught me and have used this drive to participate in multiple service opportunities for my peers. My experiences in the first semester of college have also illuminated my aspirations. I took an Urban Studies class called Crime and the City that has exposed me to different perspectives of urban cities and crime through lessons as well as hands on activities. I participated in a winter homeless count in Providence to ensure that homeless shelters had adequate space for homeless people, including youth in Rhode Island. I also learned more about policing strategies in various cities and the formation of these urban neighborhoods. These recent teachings and my experience with the Brownsville Youth Court have inspired me to work towards opening more Youth Courts in urban neighborhoods to help inner city youth return to paths of success after making mistakes. I will continue to strive to achieve these goals for the public interest.
Tynesia Fields served on the Youth Court between 2011 and 2013. Tynesia is currently enrolled at Brown University on a full scholarship.