Sarah Nance

Sarah joined the Institute for Youth Success in 2012, and her role includes providing youth programs across the region with training and technical assistance focused on best practices and continuous improvement. Her past experiences include working for Portland-area youth-serving agencies, such as Campfire, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girls Inc., and the Police Activities League. She has her M.Ed in School Counseling from Lewis & Clark College. Her hobbies include singing in her band Vinyl Gold, traveling the world with her partner Scott, and volunteering with One Tail at a Time PDX to rescue all the dogs.

I believe in helping programs improve their quality to reach their desired outcomes for youth.

Advisor, Youth Programs


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Blog Posts

Structure and Clear Limits: Strategies for Creating a Safe and Productive Learning Environment


August 15th, 2017

Providing students with structure and boundaries doesn't have to take a big effort and can help young people learn more effectively.