Erica Lofton

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​: 

  • Milwaukee Youth Council
  • University School of Milwaukee Black Student Union 
  • United Way Campus Engagement Committee
  • Youth Consultant at P. Taylor Consulting
  • Founder of Girls in Action in Charity
  • CHOICE Neighborhood Initative Advisory Committee Member

Why do you serve as a CIP? I want to give my perspective having lived experience. I also want to help end the stigma that comes with having a mental health issue. 

Why is it important? It is very important to end the negative stigma that comes with having any kind of mental health disorder because the more people talk about it, the more others will feel comfortable. 

What is your number one goal for systems change? I want to try and push the fact that when I was admitted to a treatment center, I felt a lot more anxiety because I was scared. There should be ways that help children feel more comfortable when going into a treatment center.

What is one personal goal? One personal goal of mine is to finish my senior year positively and get into college.  

Passions / Hobbies / Fun Facts:
Singing, writing music, helping people, and public speaking.