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WYN Executive Director invited to speak to young nonprofit leaders PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 15:01

WYN's Executive Director, Jennifer Grubb was selected to be one of three panelists presenting on "Growing the Next Generation of Leaders" at the NC Center for Nonprofits 2011 Conference & Public Policy Forum for NC's Nonprofit Sector. On September 22nd Jennifer joined her colleagues to discuss her experience in the nonprofit field. Jennifer spoke specifically to topics such as: the types of trainings and experiences that are helpful for young nonprofit leaders; what you might expect as a young leader; and the dynamics of working with older, more experienced colleagues, board members, and other peers.

Among the audience members were seasoned nonprofit professionals, board members, and those new to the nonprofit sector.

Jennifer has been WYN's Executive Director for 5 years, maintaining respect and admiration from employees and peers in the nonprofit sector across the state.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, upon the approval of Public Law 100-402.

This year's theme is, “Many Backgrounds, Many Stories…One American Spirit”

WYN's Mentoring is doing its part to support this year's Hispanic Heritage Month by supervising 7 Latino Matches in the High Country. WYN is working closely with the Latino Liason from Watauga County Schools to provide more comprehensive programs to the Latino community.

WYN's Mentoring Program Director, Angela McMann recently attended a training, hosted by Faith Action International, that taught  to the local Latino community. The mentoring program is providing mentors to Spanish speaking youth in Watauga County to allow for support and assimilation into our local culture. Many of the mentors speak Spanish enabling them to work more closely with the youth and families.

WYN's Mentoring Program, which serves a diverse population of youth in Watauga, Avery and Mithcell counties, reaching a total of 50 matches. This is the largest number of youth being served in the program's history.  WYN attributes this success to the work of Program Director, Angela McMann and Mentoring Program Assistant, Rahel Bizuwork. Both have been working diligently to create new matches and get as many youth off of the waiting list as possible.

For more information about our mentoring program or to get involved specifically with our Latino population, please contact Mentoring Program Director, Angela McMann at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Rahel Bizuwork at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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