MEET KOLANYE BYKOFF – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
[OLYMPIA, WA – August 19, 2022] — PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING KOLANYE TO OUR COMMUNITY!
Over the course of Kolanye’s nonprofit career she has spent eighteen years working for YMCAs in Whatcom, Pierce, and Kitsap Counties. During this time, her roles and titles have changed, but her focus on fostering youth voice, program innovation, and developing creative partnerships have remained at the center of her work.
One example of Kolanye’s visionary work, is the creation of a public-private partnership between the Y and Franklin-Pierce School District to supplement the district’s music, library, and physical education programs. Her success here led her to pursue a teaching degree at Pacific Lutheran University which she put to work teaching middle school. Most recently, Kolanye provided enriching educational programming for incarcerated youth at Echo Glen Children’s Center.
As Executive Director of Youth Development in the South Sound Y, Kolanye will utilize all her experience and skills to create more equitable outcomes for youth and families in our region.
Please join our Y in welcoming Kolanye Bykoff to the South Sound! Reach out to Kolanye at email@example.com.