Gevon Daynuah has been a child and youth care worker for over 15 years. She has served children and families in a variety of facets, facilitating training throughout the state of Wisconsin and the regional Midwest. She has attended the Triennial International Child and Youth Care Conferences, which attract participants from countries such as Canada, Ireland and South Africa. Her background in education stems from managing and facilitating training at the UWM School of Continuing Education’s Department of Business and Technology in the Nonprofit Management, Labor Relations, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Training, and Public Administration Certificate programs. Her history with nonprofit agencies, community-based organizations, the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare System, and other community stakeholders are just a few ways she navigates and contributes to the mission of continuous learning. Her previous experience included work as a kinship care provider, group home activities coordinator, after-school community liaison and volunteer youth worker at a shelter for homeless and runaway teens.
Gevon earned her bachelor’s degree in community education through the Educational Policy and Studies Department at the UWM School of Education with honorable recognition from the Department of African American Student Services. She has written and published articles online through CYC-NET.org and is noted as managing editor of the Journal of Child and Youth Care Work v. 21, an annual publication of scholarly articles with the latest research, knowledge, standards and effective practices in the field. She is certified as a PACE (Parent Alternative Care Education) trainer throughout the state of Wisconsin, a program that provides preservice training to treatment foster parents. She also has instructed in the Thinking for Change program through Justice Point, a community corrections division aimed at assisting offenders as a criterion of their probation/parole obligations. Gevon has a passion for service and providing resources for those who may not otherwise have access.