Youth Leadership Council
Use your voice. Make a difference
This dynamic group of teen leaders come together every other week to develop student-driven activities that promote peer support and academic success. Youth Leadership Council is open to all Stanza students grades K-12, who each year have an opportunity to run for leadership positions on the council.
Meet The Program's Instructor: Laura Lothyan
Laura Lothyan has been an educator for more than 15 years, and she believes that all students can succeed. Throughout her career, she has focused on helping at-risk students feel valued and capable of writing their own future. At the heart of her teaching philosophy is a focus on social justice and diverse teaching methods, educating students to be citizens of the world they seek to change. Lothyan has a B.S. in social science from Portland State University, a M.A. in teaching from Lewis and Clark College, and a post-graduate Certificate in Urban Education.