Ashley Lester is an appointed member of NAACP National Youth Works Committee. She has spent most of her life as a community developer advocating for youth justice. She joined NAACP while attending Columbus State University. She was elected to the National Youth Works Committee in 2015 and has served on many sub-committees including Advocacy and Policy, Awards, and Memberships. She has also served as Georgia State Conference Youth & College secretary. As Region 5 Youth Representative, she continues to help build membership and develop action plans for the organization. She hopes to develop a financial literacy plan to teach youth council and college chapters creative ways to fundraise. Ashley's goal is to do her part to contribute to the civil rights efforts of the NAACP.