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A Conversation with Youth Development Organizations: What Does Fall 2020 Look Like?

Facilitator:

David La Piana, Managing Partner, La Piana Consulting

Panelists:

Jim Clark, President and CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Jennifer Sirangelo, President and CEO of National 4-H Council

Stephanie J. Hull, President and CEO of Girls Inc.

 

As the nonprofit sector responds to the COVID-19 and systemic racism crises, leaders of youth development organizations face a particularly difficult set of challenges. What does the future look like for these essential services? Is there a predictable timeline for a return to normalcy, and what does “normal” even mean anymore? To discuss these issues, we brought together the leaders of some of our nation’s premier youth development organizations.

 

Part 1:

  • Panelists discussed how they have weathered the initial shock of the shutdown and shared steps they have taken to date and why.
  • As we look to the near future, panelists considered what this summer and fall may look like for their organizations.

Part 2:

  • Panelists reflected on changes that they have made to their service delivery model and considered whether some changes may become permanent for an eventual post-COVID world.
  • The group dug into how they think all of this has impacted the health, mental health, and opportunities of the young people they serve.

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