Staff

Allow us to introduce our staff who provide relationship education for positive youth development.

Ayinde Russell, Program Director

As a motivational speaker, facilitator and artist, Ayinde Russell has inspired and educated thousands of youth and adults at conferences, events and schools around the country and the world. He is an award-winning slam poet and has performed internationally as a vocalist and musician.

Ayinde joined the staff of A Promising Future in 2003 as program manager. In 2016, he became the program director. This promotion mirrors the significant growth of the organization itself, and its many facets benefiting from Ayinde’s skilled leadership and oversight. His role also includes responsibility for programming that serves clients of Alternatives Pregnancy Center.

In his work with A Promising Future, Ayinde connects with school districts, government agencies, nonprofits, churches and other organizations across Colorado to provide relevant training and presentations that strengthen the resources and assets of youth.

He holds a Master of Divinity degree in pastoral counseling from Denver Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in speech communications from Colorado State University.