Avondine Hill is dedicated to partnering with disadvantaged youth and communities to improve their education and holistic health outcomes. He graduated from Colorado State University (CSU) with a bachelor’s in Ethnic Studies, recently received his Master’s from the University of Colorado Denver’s Urban Community Teacher Education program, and is finishing a second Master’s in Ethnic Studies also from CSU.
After serving 7 years in the United States Navy where he worked in Navigation and IT, Avondine was honorably discharged and set out to find his second meaningful career. Crediting inspiring instructors at the Community College of Denver where he saw his first academic success by graduating with his associates degree, Avondine headed to CSU where he discovered his passion for education and working with youth around issues of equity and holistic health. Since that discovery, Avondine has conducted research on the school-to-prison pipeline, how Denver's IB programming and structure have led to inequitable student funding, and the impacts of privatization on education. He has worked with multiple mentorship initiatives in both Fort Collins and Aurora, and now looks forward to building partnerships within the greater Denver Metro Area as he sets out to work alongside local youth in their journeys of health, education, and self-empowerment.