Jami Duffy joined Youth on Record in 2009, and has since provided the strategic direction, operational management and fundraising expertise that has led to consistent growth, and national brand recognition. She spearheaded the organization’s successful $2M capital campaign to build the nation’s first state-of-the-art Youth Media Studio, which is now open 6 days per week to youth throughout metro Denver. Jami is a locally and nationally recognized thought-leader and innovator in social justice education and engaging at-risk youth. She has served on panels before the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Labor, and is a sought-after expert on youth development and mentoring for Denver’s most vulnerable young people. She is a Political Science and Journalism Studies graduate of the University of Denver, and a Peace Corps Volunteer, serving in Nicaragua from 2004-2006. When she returned to Denver, she met Jamie Laurie, lead singer of the band Flobots, who introduced her to Youth on Record (formerly Flobots.org), a nonprofit the band had formed that taught kids about music and art. Within a few weeks, she joined the board and soon became its Executive Director. Jami is fluent in Spanish and currently sits on the Board of Levitt Pavilion Denver as an ex-officio member.
By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s Livingston Fellowship Program has seen some of Colorado’s best leaders over the years. Each Fellow follows their own unique path to leadership and creates positive impacts [...]