Corporate Executive Board
Youth Board Directors
Kanu Grover, Youth Board President
Hello! My name is Kanu Grover, and I'm a Senior at Oxford Academy. I enjoy spending time with my loved ones and playing basketball with my friends. I have been a part of YLA ever since my Junior year and have been able to develop myself as a more confident student leader. Throughout my associate year, I have had the opportunity to take part in mutliple events, some of which have allowed me to become a more effective speaker and developed my networking skill.
Youth Board Vice President
Hello everyone! My name is Jenny Yoo and I am a senior at Buena Park High School. Some of the things I love doing are meeting new people and trying new things! YLA has allowed me to grow as a person through connecting with different student leaders in the community. This program has given me the oppertunity to truly evaluate what servant membership is.
Stacey Nguyen, Youth Board Vice President
Hello! My name is Stacey Nguyen and I am currently a sophomore at Oxford Academy. I grew up in Anaheim and at a young age, I noticed that the world was plagued with problems ranging from poverty to the lack of opportunity. I wanted to change that but without the right resources and skills, I wasn't a leader, just a follower. However, through YLA, I was able to learn that confidence is the key to success. By being in the program, I was exposed to the definition of what it means to be a leader; having the desire to inspire while also allowing yourself to be inspired. But inspiring others takes more than just actions and words, it's about believing in your cause and what you stand for. YLA has showed me that my voice can change the world and it all starts with believing in myself and having confidence.
Elizabeth Ochei, Youth Board Vice President
Hey friends! My name is Elizabeth Ochei and I am a sophomore at John F. Kennedy High School. I love dancing like “everybody” is watching. YLA has given me the opportunity to grow not only as a person but as a leader that constantly makes positive impacts on my life that I never want to take for granted.
Tiffany Yang, Youth Board Treasurer
It’s me, Tiffaney, you’re favorite board member that happens to be a junior at Brea Olinda High School. Being a part of YLA, I have grown from an insecure girl to one distinguishably more confident with being the servant leader I knew I could be. I may not be perfect, but I owe a lot of my progress to the opportunities YLA gave me through networking, mentors and leaders, and a place to exercise my passions. In other words, YLA has shown me that even without prior leadership experience, a group of students has all the capability in the world to make a life-changing difference.
Youth Board Director
Hey my name is Joshua Barragan, I'm a Junior at Oxford Academy, and I really enjoy spending time with my close friends and family, whether it be sports or just hanging out. The ability to grow your ideas through collaboration with multiple peers is a fundamental piece of YLA. This was something that I really enjoyed in YLA when I started my first year, as the Community Impact Projects definitely improved my ability to create better ideas. YLA truly is a program that hones in on your social relationship and interpersonal skills, and from what I’ve seen it will develop a set of relationships unlike any others. I’m a Sophomore, going into Junior Year, that’s been in YLA for only one year, was in the Florence group Community Impact Project, winning second place.
Youth Board Director
Hey guys, my name is Dayton Ly and I am a senior at John F. Kennedy High School. I truly enjoy spending with my friends and cooking. I have been a part of YLA since my Junior Year and it has opened up many new and exciting opportunities to me. YLA has taught me to take the oppotunity to ask questions and find out more about my community. YLA has given me the opportunity to meet leaders in my community and to be able to talk to them has allowed me to grow as a leader in my community.
Rushil Shah, Youth Board Director
Hello! My name is Rushil Shah and I am a Sophomore at Canyon High and my favorite activity to do is to play sports with my friends. Learning, Implementing, Repeating is the success to Youth Leadership America. YLA provides an environment where age is not a factor in making an impact in your community. As a freshman, this program has given me the confidence to be a leader without wasting time.
Brandon Tabata, Youth Board Secretary
Hello! My name is Brandon Tabata I am a Junior at Troy Highschool. In my free time I enjoy playing the trombone and meeting new people. YLA is my third leadership program I have been blessed to be part of throughout my highschool career and it has been the most impactful of them all. I hope this year we can provide you the leadership knowledge and practicality to help you succeed in your future endeavors. "Leaders are made, not born." -Vince Lombardi