Board of Directors

Brandon Street 
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I am an entrepreneur in Indianapolis. I am passionate about inspiring others to work together for the betterment of themselves. I enjoy creating music and building a strong network. 

Mitchell Asemota

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I am the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Our Streets PDX. I was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. I have over five years of experience as a special education educator and have also worked as a camp director. I obtained the majority of my education through Washington Township Schools. I enjoy uniting the community to discuss, strategize, and implement change to systemic issues that beset our society. I am looking forward to being a part of the Listen to Our Future Board of Directors and working to implement change in our society.

Leadership Staff

Lillian Barkes: CEO

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I am the co-founder and CEO of Listen to Our Future. I was born in China and grew up in Indianapolis. I graduated from IUPUI in 2019 with a degree in Elementary Education, a dual license in reading, and a concentration in math and science. I have done youth work in Indianapolis for the past 7 years as an after-school youth worker, coach, and summer camp counselor. I taught for three years in Indianapolis Public Schools. I enjoy art and working out in my spare time.  

Kendall Green: Tutoring Program Director

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I am the tutoring director of Listen to Our Future. I graduated from Indiana University with a dual degree in Elementary Education and Special Education in 2021. Since 2015, I have had opportunities to work with youth throughout the state such as working as a tutor, camp counselor, and volunteer in kindergarten through second-grade classrooms. In my free time, I love spending time with my little sister at 'Lights Up Sound Down' movie screenings and getting our favorite ice cream. 

Hailey Haynes: Executive Director

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I am the Executive Director of Listen to Our Future. I was born and raised in the Central Indiana area. I graduated from IUPUI in 2019 with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and a concentration in reading. I taught in Indianapolis Public Schools and Pike Township over the course of the last three years. In my spare time, I love spending time with my son and husband and doing family outings together.