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CEO/President/Executive Director/Head of School, Executive Director, Nonprofit and Social Impact, Youth Development and Educational Equity

Executive Director, Allegheny County

  • Youth Guidance
  • Pittsburgh, PA
About Youth Guidance

Youth Guidance creates and implements school-based programs that enable children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education and, ultimately, to succeed in school and in life.

Youth Guidance (“YG”) sees a bright and burgeoning future for every elementary, middle, and high school student. YG is present in schools to facilitate an environment that truly engages students and supports their social emotional development to help them realize their full potential and graduate with a meaningful plan for successfully managing life. For almost 100 years, YG has created and implemented culturally responsive programs that enable children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education, and ultimately be successful in school and in life.

Today, YG is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs and capacity-building initiatives, directly serving about 14,000 youth while touching the lives of hundreds more parents, schools, and local communities. YG partners with 168 schools across eight geographies to advance social and racial justice for boys and young men of color (BYMOC) and girls and young women of color (GYWOC) through a healing centered, social emotional learning (SEL) lens. YG’s work is iterative, innovative, and evolving – as is their agency. YG’s journey is guided by their belief that no matter the challenges a young person faces, they are more likely to succeed when they have a caring adult in their lives and when they are empowered to recognize and act upon their own talents and strengths. YG counselors bring this ethos to life by delivering programs that destigmatize mental health interventions and create a peer community that makes room for students to find their voice, affirm their narrative, and become leaders in their schools and communities.

Headquartered in Chicago, YG operates in some of the nation’s most under-resourced communities and provide school-based programs in partnership with schools. With locations and programming in Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Kansas City, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C., YG will opportunistically expand footprint to new cities as they continue to deepen and sustain impact through their portfolio of programs.

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