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Derrick Riggins



Derrick Riggins, is the Director of Community and Government Relations for a local nonprofit called Youth For Tomorrow (YFT) located in Prince William County. He has been with YFT for 2 years and prior to joining YFT he worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Finance Committee for Chairman Max Baucus. Derrick also had a brief stint with Health and Human Services working on policy related to domestic minor sexual expiation. Derrick attend Florida A& M University in Tallahassee, Florida receiving his bachelors in social work, he then went on to attend Florida State University receiving his master’s degree in social work with a concentration on Social Policy and Administration. This lead to Derrick working with Florida Children First as a lobbyist working on behalf of children in foster care. This area is an area of passion for Derrick as he is an alumni of the Florida foster care system and uses his story of perseverance and determination to inspire and lobby for policy that impact the lives of children.