Chris J. Suggs
Born and raised in Kinston, North Carolina, 19-year-old Chris J. Suggs strives to make a lasting difference in his hometown and beyond. Since 2014, Chris has served as the Founder & CEO of Kinston Teens, a nonprofit organization focused on youth empowerment and community development. In addition to his work with Kinston Teens, since 2016 Chris has served as the youngest Commissioner on the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission. Chris has worked with and been featured by major platforms including Nickelodeon, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue Magazine, Facebook and First Lady Michelle Obama. Chris is currently a student at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Political Science and Religious Studies.
Chris is the Founder & CEO of Youth Impact Strategies—a consulting firm with a mission of helping adults better impact the lives of young people, and young people better impact the world. Click here to learn more information about Youth Impact Strategies or book a consultation.
Chris has worked with and been featured by major platforms and institutions, from First Lady Michelle Obama's Better Make Room Campaign to Facebook, Nickelodeon, and the North Carolina Governor's Office. Click here to learn more about his work.