Promoting Positive Youth Development.
Sonya Young is a native of Jacksonville, FL. She studied criminal justice from the University of North Florida and is currently pursuing a master’s of social work from the University of Central Florida. She delights in her current field where she works with youth struggling with substance abuse and related trauma issues. Passionate about making an impact on at-risk youth, she started Girlz Talk, Boyz Talk, Inc. in 2008 in her home. In her free time, Sonya loves dancing and spending time with her family. She facilitates the Turning Point Recovery Group, a support group for women incarcerated at the Duval County Jail. Grateful for a chance to pay it forward, Sonya continues to make a difference in the lives of those she serves in the community.