Meghan Perry

Meghan joined the Institute for Youth Success in 2011 and is passionate about helping nonprofits improve the work they do through evaluation and continuous improvement. Meghan has a master of public administration from Portland State University and has started and managed several successful youth programs. She began her career in youth development as an AmeriCorps member.

I’m thrilled to be a part of an organization that honors the role of relationships in strengthening schools and communities. As youth-development researcher and pioneer Peter Benson proclaimed, “Relationships are the oxygen of human development.”

Advisor, Youth Programs


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Four Principles for Meaningfully Incorporating Youth Voice into Programs and Services


May 22nd, 2017

Incorporating youth voice into academic settings requires educators and other adults to be mindful and think critically about when they need to step up (and step out) to best support youth.