Gabriel Giron Portrait

Gabriel Giron

Executive Director, Founder

Speak It Forward, Inc.


Kirk Latimer

Education Director, Founder

Speak It Forward, Inc.

Jesselyn Leach

Program Administrator

Speak It Forward, Inc.

Board of Directors

Judah Gesmundo, President

Business Systems Analyst

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Gabrielle Contesti, Secretary

Business Development and Marketing Specialist

Greenleaf Trust

James M. Lettow, CPA, Treasurer

Senior Accountant

Brink, Key & Chludzinski, P.C.

Ann Sherzer

Grant Services Manager and Staff Attorney

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Joelle Jude Fontaine

Program Officer

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Kathy Szenda Wilson

Co-Executive Director

BC Pulse




See The Vision


Speak it Forward exposes individuals to the literary word by providing educational opportunities to help youth and adults express their voice through the written and oral word





Hear The Stories


Learn about the ways SIF empowers youth and our community to find ways to express themselves and find positive outlets by discovering their inner voices





Join The Movement


Speak it Forward is more than an idea. It is a community: a community of people like you who choose to value the unheard voices of our world.