Emma Kahn joined PYD as a Mentoring Specialist in April 2018. Prior to working with PYD, she served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Boston, working at the Maurice J. Tobin K-8 School in Roxbury, Massachusetts. She served in a third grade classroom for English Language Learners. Through the Sheltered English Immersion Program, she worked with youth in both English and Spanish with a focus on English Language Arts skills.
A graduate of Brandeis University ’17, Emma double-majored in Anthropology and International & Global Studies with a minor in Hispanic Studies. She speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese and loves using language skills to empower and inspire youth. She feels language is an important tool for expression and loved growing up in a bilingual, bi-cultural household. She is pursuing a Masters degree in Public Policy at Simmons College.
Emma hopes to bring her language skills, experience with youth advocacy, and love of volunteering to her role in PYD. She will primarily be responsible for facilitating matches of youth ages 11-17 and mentors. She is excited to have the opportunity to work with amazing youth and their mentors, and to help build strong community!