Recently, 2017 OSI Community Fellow Shantell Roberts was a guest on the podcast The Last Advocate, a forum that focuses on advocates and the work they are doing to better their communities. Roberts spoke to host Marche Templeton about her beginnings as an advocate, as well as how she started Touching Young Lives, Inc., a nonprofit focused on public education for best practices in infant care.
Roberts, who lost her infant daughter in 2011, founded Touching Young Lives a year later to focus on public education for best practices in infant care, is using her fellowship to get the Portable Alternative Crib (P.A.C.) as well as information on safe sleeping methods for babies to as many parents as possible. The P.A.C is a lightweight cardboard box that serves as a bassinet.