Board of Advisors:

Paul Baumann - Director, National Center for Learning and Citizenship

Christina Bellantoni - Politics Editor, PBS NewsHour

Brian Brady - Executive Director, Mikva Challenge

Steve Culbertson – President and CEO, Youth Service America

Soren Dayton - Executive Director, Young Republicans National Federation

Thad Ferber – Executive Director, Spark Action and VP, Forum for Youth Investment

Linda Moore Forbes - Deputy Assistant to President Bill Clinton

Trey Grayson – Director, Harvard Institute of Politics and Former Kentucky Sec. of State

Jeff Harris - CEO, Junior Statesman Foundation

Ted McConnell – Executive Director, Campaign for the Civic Mission of the Schools

Mark McKinnon - Former Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush; Founder, No Labels

Kathy Payne – Senior Director of Education Leadership, State Farm Insurance Company

Jason Rzepka - Senior VP of Communications and Public Affairs, MTV

Sonal Shah - Director of White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation 

David Smith - David Smith - Chief of Programs and Strategy, National Center for Service and Innovative Leadership 

John Steiner, Partner, Transpartisan Center

Dorothy Stoneman - Founder and President, YouthBuild USA

Rich Tafel – Founder, The Public Squared and Log Cabin Republicans

Jonah Wittkamper – Director, Search for Common Ground-USA

Michael Wolf - Principal, EsinerAmper Accountants and Advisors

About Us

Lauren Grzybowski - Colorado

Luis Navia - New York

Allison Wu - Massachusetts

Brianna Pang - California

Sean Russell - Florida

Jonathan Jeffrey - California

Vivian Shaw - Texas

Shayla Price - Louisiana

Claire Tan - Singapore

Laura Saldivar - Illinois

Scott Stirett - Washington D.C.

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Benjamin Zhou - California

Peter Della-Rocca - New York

Megan Parsons - Massachusetts

John McCarthy - New Jersey

Carlos Reyes - Arizona

Zach Beecher - New Jersey

Brianna Pang - California

Christian Bennett - Utah

Kevin Wu - California

Colton Bradford - Alabama

Alex Wirth - New Mexico

The Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council is a bi-partisan, youth-led initiative created by young people from all across the country.  We are Republicans, Democrats and Independents. Most importantly, we are changemakers. Participation in the campaign does not influence appointment to the council.  The President and the Office of Presidential Personnel will decide who is appointed to the council.  We appreciate your help in making the council a reality.

We realize we cannot do this alone. Over 150+ organizations have endorsed our proposal. Also, generous staff time has been donated by our partners:

Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council