Rosa is a proud Legacy Leaders Alum and was part of the first North-Grand High School class of Legacy Leaders. During her years with Legacy Leaders, Rosa was a student leader and taught various lessons that remained with the students beyond graduation. She graduated from high school in 2013 and is attending Western Illinois University as a French Major with the hopes of becoming a French Teacher. Rosa's desire is for her future classroom to be a sanctuary for students as Legacy Leaders was for her.
Olivia Roskos is a creative director, performer, and teaching artist who uses various art forms to develop and encourage youth throughout the city of Chicago. Olivia’s passion is to see youth grow and develop as people and leaders by sharing their stories of pain and joy. Olivia has worked with youth for the past five years in the city of Chicago in many different capacities. She started her work with youth at GRIP outreach by mentoring high school students. During her time with GRIP, Olivia spent time as a teacher’s assistant within various classrooms, a teaching artist alongside the American Theater Company, and a life coach who focused on academic, emotional, and spiritual growth. She also spent a summer interning with GRIP in writing, producing, and directing a full length multimedia performance.
Olivia has directed productions for Legacy Leaders International that focused on telling the powerful and impactful stories of what it’s like to be a young leader at risk in the city of Chicago, highlighting real stories from the lives of students. Olivia is committed to seeing students use the arts as a mean to process and grow through their experiences; thus developing into people who can impact and change the communities around them.