Booker Geez is the author of the recently published book, “Locked Up an Put Away, My 10 years as a Juvenile Counselor,” and the CEO and Founder of LUPA Justice. A graduate of Delaware State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Fashion Merchandising, Booker has spent the past 30 years working with youth at risk. While in college Booker worked as a Youth Counselor for PAL (Police Athletic League) in Harlem, New York, and then for the Summer Youth Employment in Yonkers, New York. After college Booker worked for the YWCA of Yonkers as the Director of a College-Bound Program for high school students. A clothing designer by trade, Booker worked in California and China for the clothing company Rigo Sport on their spring collection before returning to NYC to own and run a clothing boutique in Harlem for young women. Parental responsibilities became his focus and led Booker to become a Juvenile Counselor for the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice (now called the Department of Youth and Family Services) a Division of the Administration for Child Services. After resigning from his position as a Juvenile Counselor, Booker wrote and published his first book called LUPA (Locked Up and Put Away). He has worked as a Youth Advocate for 4 years at Leake & Watts which is a residential treatment program for adolescences with mental illness. In 2018 he was assigned to the Manhattan Borough President’s Task Force to Reform Rikers Island, and it was then that Booker along with his childhood friend Myoshi Maul created and established LUPA Justice. His unrelenting commitment to this population is endless, he doesn’t work with these kids, he talks with these kids. “My goal with LUPA Justice is to educate today’s youth about the Juvenile Justice System and let them know their rights as American citizens,” he would say. Support Booker and the LUPA Justice team as they go to schools throughout this country to end the school-to-prison pipeline.