If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

I would get dinner with comedian Jenny Yang because she is hilarious AND she uses that humor to talk about race, class, gender, nationality, and more.

What motivates you to create social impact?

l am motivated to create social impact to fight the injustice(s) that permeates and undergirds our society at every level

Host Site Overview

The Y’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We’re an inclusive organization of people committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting health and wellness and encouraging social responsibility.

Host Site Project

Elly will focus on teen program development and delivery as a part of the Teen Thrive Initiative with the YMCA. Elly would specifically develop and implement the STEAM program and Makerspaces at two of the YMCA’s teen center locations, the North Community Youth & Teen Enrichment Center and the New Hope YMCA. This position would be based out of the University YMCA, and would be a part of the Teen Thrive Central Team. Teen Thrive is a collection of four core Teen programs (Youth in Government, Leaders Club, Y’s START and Achievers) with an added network of opportunities and curriculum, that the STEAM program would contribute toward.