American talk show host, mental health advocate, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Torri Hicks was born on December 12, 1979 in Detroit, Michigan. She entered Michigan State University in 1998 and began working with nonprofit organizations and at-risk youth in Lansing, Michigan. In 2004, Torri Hicks moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she entered graduate school at Argosy University and studied to become a mental health therapist while she continued to work for nonprofit organizations. Her experiences working with different nonprofits afforded her the opportunity to learn and wear several pertinent hats that attribute to nonprofit growth and impact.
Torri’s eclectic style of creating and customizing innovative strategies and programs to meet organizational needs became a hit in the nonprofit sector and she was requested to assist highly recognized organizations and institutions including Hands On Atlanta, YWCA, Georgia State University, National Sales Network, and the Arthur M. Blank Foundation.
Hicks launched YouthNique Nonprofit Management Company in July 2009 to assist start-up and existing nonprofits nationwide with fulfilling their mission. With its internship program offered at Georgia State University that trains college students as Nonprofit Strategists while they gain professional development and scholarships, YouthNique Nonprofit Management has provided over 100 nonprofits and social entrepreneurs with the consulting, training, programming, and tools needed to make measurable impact.
Bachelor of Arts: Family Services
Michigan State University
Master of Arts: Clinical Counseling
Certification: Marriage & Family Therapy