Janae’ N. Dixon was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. She graduated from Cathedral High School and is currently obtaining her B.S. in Psychology and Criminal Justice at Indiana University-Bloomington. After the murder of a close family member in 2017, Janae' was driven to pursue a Psychology and Criminal Justice degree in order to serve at-risk youth in her community; she intends on dedicating herself to the transformation and advancement of underprivileged communities in Indianapolis. Currently, Janae’ serves as a volunteer for Gleaners Food Bank, W.A.Y.S. Inc., Habitat for Humanity, and We LIVE, Inc. She has previously served as After School Care Supervisor for the Coburn Place Domestic Violence Shelter and Summer Camp Counselor for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. Janae’ also frequently joins her church home, Capitol City Seventh-Day Adventist Church, in the feeding of the homeless food and clothing drives, as well as ‘Praise in the Park’ events.
"Be whom you needed when you were younger,” is a motto Clara tends to live by, so serving on the council is pretty fitting. Clara longed for someone to care, including her work with kids at the Keenan-Stahl Boys and Girls Club where she strives to be whom she needed when she was younger. Clara claims she is not quite sure what she wants to do in life, but she does know that she wants to help make a difference. She’ll be attending Ivy Tech in the fall studying Communications and English due to her love for writing and reading. Clara eludes that there is beauty in self-expression. She has previously served on the Indianapolis Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council, where she had the amazing opportunity of presenting many issues the youth faces. She added, “teenagers aren’t just troublemakers like we’re often made out to be. Teenagers currently makeup 13.2% of the U.S. population and will soon be the policymakers and educators. We need hope. This is hope.” Aside from her activism, Clara also works at the Indianapolis Zoo.
Aaliyah Prim is a respectful and intelligent young woman who not only is a diligent worker but is also passionate about the activities she participates in. In 2017 she lost 3 friends to gun violence in the Indianapolis area. Driven to action by the untimely death of her friends, Aaliyah began her work with We LIVE Indy. In March 2019 at the 39th annual Minority Achievers Awards Banquet, she received the Liz Daily Scholarship. Along with this, she received the Dijon Anderson Foundation Scholarship. Aaliyah is currently a freshman at Ball State University where she will major in Telecommunications and minoring in Film and Screenwriting. Along with her school work, she plans to continue her activism against gun violence and also be a mentor to at-promised youth.