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Our Vision

Youth are empowered to discover a future of possibility for themselves and their community.

Our Mission

We inspire and support students to be their best selves through mentoring, learning experiences, and a powerful community.

CfY Values

Community Centered – We belong to a larger community. We work together to support, influence and improve our community.

Student Leadership – Students are capable, powerful, resilient, knowledgeable, and have much to teach adults. Students have power, voice, and choice in all aspects of the program. Adults are opportunity brokers and guides to student leaders.

Diversity/Equity/Inclusion – Youth and adults are partners and collaborators in working to disrupt inequity and oppression for personal and social change.

Integrity – We speak and act with integrity to build and maintain trust. We are committed to bringing our best selves to this work because it matters.

Not School, Not Work – Our program is active, fun and engaging on topics relevant to school, work, and life.

Transformation – We work together to learn from data, best practices and each other to transform ourselves, CfY, and our community.

Make Positive Change. Be a CfY Mentor.

Being a CfY mentor is rewarding, challenging, and fun! You’ll not only provide critical support for an inquisitive, driven young person, but you’ll also build a strong network with fellow mentors.

The CfY Team

2018-2019 Board of Directors

Lara Hansen, Building Oz, Board President
Stephen Koszalka, Amazon, Board Vice President
Sheila Roe, Sheila A. Roe, CPA, Treasurer
Richard Manhattan, Propyrion, Board Secretary
Chris Rooney, Willis Towers Watson
Clay Gilge, KPMG
David Roe, Slalom Consulting
Roger Lorenze, Ewing & Clark, Inc.
Ben Masters, Microsoft Azure
Rovina Broomfield, Amazon
Mohammed Adeeyo, Boeing
Andrew Donaldson, Westlake Consulting Group
Kenisha Baxter, Cambia Health Solutions


Janice Deguchi, Executive Director
Hayley Nolan, Outreach and Program Manager
Stephen Song, Director of Programs
Elizabeth Thompson, Development and Communication Specialist
Amanda Alvarado, AmeriCorps Program Liaison
Dwight Walton, AmeriCorps Program Liaison
Hallie Rosner, MSW Graduate Intern
Kristine Walker, MSW Graduate Intern
Fatima Sheikh, Policy, Development, and Community Engagement Intern