Based out of their home in the north Alabama foothills, Sav Miles is ASAN’s Youth Coordinator for 2020! Sav grew up with little access to local food or the land on which to grow it— their connection to ASAN’s mission started with the skillet cornbread they cooked for their family and summertime trips to local swimming holes. Although they went up north for college, Sav’s heart never left home. Their academic work focused on racial and economic inequality in the rural South, and after graduating they moved back to their hometown to organize around these issues. Sav started building with other youth after attending the STAY (Stay Together Appalachian Youth) Project’s annual Summer Institute, later joining their steering committee. Sav hopes to foster a similar spirit of mutual support and radical energy with this year’s Youth Council and Youth Food and Farm Forum!