Sophia Baird, co-founder, is a junior at Pinkerton Academy. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, and doing crafts. Sophie completed the NAMI training for Connect Suicide Prevention Program for Youth Leadership and is looking forward to teaching others about suicide prevention. She has also participated in Pinkerton's Youth Day where she volunteered in helping organizations in the community. She is currently the Social Media Manager for GSF. Sophie is the co-coordinator for the We Are One Movement, an initiative to inspire kindness and empowerment in others. She is also the co-coordinator of the Thanksgiving Basket Brigade. This year, she will be co-coordinating beach clean up at Hampton Beach as part of the Blue Ocean Society. She started up the Good Shepherds Boutique where volunteers and others create hand made items such as jewelry, accessories, meditative items to sell.
Sean Kelly- Sean is an 11th grader at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH. In his free time, Sean enjoys playing sports, he plays on two soccer teams FC Stars NH and for Auburn Soccer Club. He also plays basketball. Sean has combined his love of sports and desire to help other kids. He has been actively helping to support inner city kids playing soccer by organizing rides to practices and games, uniforms, and equipment for kids. Sean is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. As a Youth Advisory Member of Good Shepherds, Sean has seen the power of a group of people coming together to help those in need. Sean is looking forward to continuing this opportunity to reach out and help others as a member of the Good Shepherds Foundation.
Jaxon Pereira is an 11th grader at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, MA . He played football with the Derry Wolverines and was on multiple basketball teams including Auburn’s school team. Jax is an active member of the National Junior Honor Society and the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Coalition where he has volunteered his time in raising money for special education programs in the Merrimack Valley. He’s been an active volunteer with the Good Shepherds Foundation since the organizations inception. He worked on a project with his schools guidance counselor called WIN (What I Need) on teaching concepts of empathy and perspective thinking to his peers. He was hand selected by his teachers as a positive role model for this project. In his spare time, Jax enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and of course, his pets.
Delaney Petri is a sophomore at Pinkerton Academy, She is in DECA and is involved other school clubs, last year she placed first for Fashion Marketing and was able to go to Georgia to compete in Nationals. This year she is now an officer for the DECA club. She’s also on a competitive softball team called Plex, which is year round. This year she also assisted in Auburn as a volunteer softball coach for U8, which she enjoyed and hopes to do again. She also is a helpful big sister to her two younger brother and her grandmother. When she has spare time she likes to hangout with her friends and family. This year she will continue to help on projects geared towards the Aging and Youth population and more.
Maddie Hajdukis a junior at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH. She has been in Good Shepherds Foundation for 1 year. She loves to travel and has been to many different places. She is historian in the Class of 2024 Office and was part of Pinkerton's Youth Day of Giving Back twice, a day dedicated to students giving back to their community. Maddie participated in NAMI Suicide Prevention training and has taught peers about suicide prevention. She is a Red Cross-certified babysitter and loves spending time with friends. Maddie is Editor-In-Chief of our Community Series Newsletter which circulates bimonthly and is the Coordinator of our Little Free Library Project.
Lucas Dickinson - I am a junior at Central Catholic High School. My hobbies include playing AAU basketball for the SNH Saints, martial arts, snowboarding, boating, and have a passion for animals. I enjoy doing community service and have spent time visiting with veterans, elderly, and helping with food drives and teaching younger kids martial arts. I believe that it is very important to make a positive impact in your community. And I strive to do that regularly in my life.
Beau Dickinson- I’m a junior at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts where I am a member of the National Honor Society. I play basketball year round for both my school and AAU team. Some of my hobbies include fishing and playing basketball. This will be my second year on the youth advisory council and I look forward to another year of service.
Makenzie Daneau- Makenzie is a freshman at Londonderry High School. She is an athlete who plays on multiple sports team. She played softball for Plex Softball Club as well as Londonderry Middle School. Makenzie also plays basketball for Londonderry Basketball Club and her middle school team. She is a peer mentor for athletes with varying physical and mental abilities on Londonderry Unified Top Soccer Team. She enjoys being outdoors and hobbies such as making crafts as well as baking.
Abigail Cloutier is a Sophomore at Pinkerton Academy. At her school she is hoping to start a new club for badminton group after school hours. Abi takes great pride in writing her middle school graduation speech. And freshman year she got all honor grades. Abi likes going for adventures such as hiking and zip lining with her sister. When she gets home she likes to play with her bunny, Kara. Abi wants to help her community by starting clothing drives and doing crafts with kids at homeless shelters.
Leilani Muchai- I am a junior at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH. I am a member of my school’s and state’s HOSA organization and I volunteer to help the class office and student council when I can. I love dogs and have three of my own, and I enjoy reading and spending time with my family. This will be my first year as a member of the Youth Advisory Council of Good Shepherds and I’m super excited to be a part of the organization and make a difference!
Eva Roberts- I am a Junior at Pinkerton Academy. I run Varsity Indoor and Outdoor track for PA and it definitely is my passion! It’s my favorite thing to do outside of school and I’ve gotten many awesome travel opportunities out of it as well, as traveling is another thing i love to do. I also do other clubs at PA, such as Pinkerton Interact Club and Elementary Spanish Club where I help teach elementary school kids basic Spanish. I’m very excited to be a part of Good Shepherds as I feel that it is important to give back to the community and help those who are in need of assistance, whatever or wherever that may be in their lives.
Brooke Currier is a Junior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, NH. She is looking forward to helping the senior citizen community this year wherever she can. Brooke is an avid reader, enjoys playing tennis, skiing and loves to draw as a pastime. She has volunteered for the Auburn Duck Days event and the Thanksgiving Basket Brigade and now as a Youth Advisory Member of the Good Shepherds Foundation, Brooke is committed to lending a helping hand and connecting with others to brighten their day across the New England community.