Florida Top 20 Under 40

Renata Hannans

Renata A. Hannans is the founder of P.S. Never Give Up Hope Inc. a youth advocacy organization. She also works as a case manager with Communities In Schools of Jacksonville and is tasked with the responsibilities of guiding at risk high school students during the pivotal moments of their teenage years. In 2013 Renata published her first non fiction title P.S. Never Give Up Hope. In it she documented the lives of young people serving harsh sentences in Florida prisons in an effort to deter others from making the same mistakes. She is extremely passionate about inspiring the youth to strive for their best and equips them with infinite hope which is a necessary tool. In 2015 Renata was named the winner of the United Way of Northeast Florida’s Sherwood Smith Children’s Champion Award. She is a Jacksonville native and holds a B.S. in Social Science from Jacksonville University.