Youth Advocacy Trainer


“The strength of the effort is the measure of the results,
Never give up or never give in!”
– James Allen


As CLIA’s Youth Advocacy Trainer, Carlton works with CLIA’s Core Alliance of Youth Leaders (CAYL), our team of formerly system-involved young adults, to train them in leadership, advocacy, and job readiness skills.

A native of Washington DC, Carlton has over 20 years of experience working with and mentoring youth and young adults.  He started this type of work early in his life serving the homeless and mentoring young people in his community.  He also volunteered as a football coach in the Marshall Heights community.    His passion to serve youth grew tremendously when he worked for STRIVE DC, an organization that enables chronically unemployed people to obtain employment through job readiness skills training.

Prior to CLIA, Carlton worked for Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake where he trained offenders and ex-offenders in job readiness and life skills to help ease their transition back into society.

Carlton is an expert at rehabbing old houses, investing in real estate, traveling, and of course, spending time with his grandchildren.