Senior Vice President, Youth Development
Jennifer leads Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national program strategy, aimed at strengthening the impact of Club programming and experiences to advance positive future outcomes for kids and teens. She has 22 years of youth development experience and most recently led and developed Boys & Girls Clubs trauma-informed strategy supporting the holistic needs of youth around the country. Prior to joining Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Jennifer consulted with state agencies and youth-serving nonprofits to develop statewide out-of-school time standards and support quality improvement. She earned her Master’s in Education in Child Development & Psychology from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from University of Pennsylvania.
By creating safe, welcoming places for all, we can support LGBTQ young people – who face unique challenges to their mental health, academic success and wellbeing – in knowing they are accepted as they are.