Lena Morán-Acereto ‘16 (Santa Barbara, MEd) returned to the board of the Wilderness Youth Project (WYP) after a leave of absence taken while she served as a consultant advising WYP’s board and staff in their equity work. Operating summer camps, a nature preschool, afterschool programs, and a subsidized program in local public schools called the Bridge to Nature, WYP brings nature connection to more than 1,000 children a year on a weekly basis, building on the fact that nature connection makes kids “smarter, healthier and happier.”
Kelly Meehan ‘22 (GSLC, PhD) assumed the role of Vice President of Children’s Services and Community Partnerships at People Incorporated. This Massachusetts-based human services agency is dedicated to providing support to children, adults, and families across the Southeastern region of the state. Learn more about Meehan’s work and read her dissertation Love and Learn: Creating Space for Authentic Caring in Family Child Care here.