Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. Aldridge is currently enrolled at Forest Park Community College. He serves as director of an organization called Young Activists United St. Louis and sits as student co-chair on the non-profit Missouri Jobs with Justice.
Mr. Aldridge is a member of the Ferguson Commission, created by the State of Missouri following the death of Michael Brown in August 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson Commission is responsible for issuing a report with policy recommendations in the following areas: citizen-law enforcement interaction and relations; racial and ethnic relations; municipal government organization and the municipal court system; and disparities in areas including education, economic opportunity, housing, transportation, health care, child care, business ownership, and family and community stability.
In addition to his work on the Ferguson Commission, Mr. Aldridge has a passion for justice and is a leader in the Show Me 15 workers’ rights movement advocating living wages for fast food workers. He was recently recognized by the Youth Council for Positive Development with the ‘2013 Jamala Rogers Young Visionary Award.’ The award serves to recognize and support young adults who have made efforts to promote social justice, equality, diversity and human rights.