Kayleigh LaQuayUS Grants Manager, UNITED STATES United States
Kayleigh's journey with IYF began in 2023, and she brings a wealth of expertise to her role at the organization. Her career has been focused on youth development, particularly in the realm of prevention education. Over the past decade, she has dedicated herself to the non-profit sector, deepening her skills and insights in program development, grant management, strategic planning, and fostering community coalitions. Her professional experience has underscored the critical importance of robust capacity building and network formation to cultivate collaborative and effective relationships, thereby advancing program expansion and strategic goals.
Kayleigh has held various roles within youth-serving agencies, providing her with extensive knowledge of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and the crucial role of promoting protective factors within communities to enhance the future prospects of today's youth.
She has achieved professional milestones such as becoming a certified Prevention Specialist and accumulating significant experience as a project director for multiple federal grants. Kayleigh holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the State University of New York College at Cortland, providing a solid foundation for her mission to empower youth and drive positive change.