Congratulations to the inaugural America250 Award recipients! Learn more about them.

Youth Engagement

Youth Engagement Advisory Council

The Youth Engagement Advisory Council will be led by professionals who have dedicated their careers to the betterment of America’s youth. These experts will advise America250 on programs and projects that ensure that the next generation of leaders are inspired by and engaged in this milestone of American democracy.

*The listed organization, institution, or company is not affiliated with America250.
**The member is serving in their individual capacity and not as a representative of their organization.
***The member is serving as an official organizational representative as part of the national partnership agreement between America250 and their respective organization. 


Interim CEO & COO, YWCA USA, Inc*

President & CEO, National 4-H Council


Katie Adamson**

Vice President, Health Partnerships and Policy, YMCA of the USA*

Paul Caccamo***

Founder & CEO, Up2Us Sports

David Johns**

Executive Director, The National Black Justice Coalition*

Dr. Ashley Johnson**

Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation*

Nafeesha Mitchell**

Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff to the CEO, Teach For America*

Lorraine Orr**


David Quilleon**

Senior Vice President, Global Mission, State Development & Operations, Best Buddies International*

Elizabeth Ramirez-Washka**

VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer & Associate GC Labor & Employment, Boy Scouts of America*

Sue Santa***

Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy, Girl Scouts of the USA

Scott Stump**

CEO, National FFA Organization*

Jose Antonio Tijerino**

President & CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation*

Mary Kim Titla**

Executive Director, UNITY Inc*

Ebony Webber**

Chief Operating Officer, Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)*

Kelvin Williams**

Senior Vice President, Business Operations, PGA TOUR First Tee Foundation, Inc.*


Shari Werb

Director, Center for Learning, Literacy & Engagement, Library of Congress