Karen S. Young

Karen S. Young

Karen S. Young is founder and consultant to Youth on Board. For the past two decades Karen has been actively engaged in advocating for the empowerment of young people. A graduate of Humboldt State University, Karen began as a college student organizer and rapidly became a national voice for student action. Serving on staff at the Campus Outreach Opportunity League, she was involved in the development of the National Service Act of 1990. In 1991, she was appointed by President George Bush to be a member of the United States Commission on National and Community Service where she pushed for young peoples’ involvement at all levels of the emerging national service field. Her role expanded to the international front when she was selected as one of 13 participants to participate in the Youth in Action forum of UNESCO. Her experience as the youngest member of the Commission, combined with her experiences as a student and community activist, were her inspiration for starting Youth on Board. Karen also has extensive experience addressing Asian cultural issues and is a good friend to many young people.

Books By This Author:
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Youth Board Involvement and the Law