Denise Lister

Tribal Member

Denise is a counselor for the Florida Indian Youth program, an away-from-home educational experience designed to increase the probability of high school graduation and inspire Native American students to higher academic achievement. Her work of over 15 years has fostered a sense of pride and forged lasting relationships. She walks with purpose carrying with her a passion for Tribal youths—some very troubled with no parents, others struggling with their identity. It is her mission to help these kids, to let them know they are not alone, that somebody cares and will not give up on them.