Curriculum & Training Specialist
Sarah Bassett-Kim has a background as an instructional coach and high school English teacher, which serves her well in her role as she designs service-learning curriculum, creates training materials, and facilitates training workshops with educators and youth across the country. Sarah is passionate about the work of NYLC because youth interests, choices, and leadership are at the center of every endeavor.
Sarah graduated with a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a certificate in Teaching Writing and Critical Literacy from the University of Minnesota. She has completed Thinking Collaborative’s ™ Cognitive Coaching ® Foundation Seminars. Sarah is also a licensed English/language arts teacher in the state of Minnesota who serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Minnesota Writing Project.
Professional Development Director
Elizabeth Koenig began her career with NYLC in 2008 as an AmeriCorps*VISTA and continues her work leading NYLC’s Professional Development team. She currently supports NYLC’s efforts in developing young leaders and supporting educators by developing and delivering trainings for educators and young people, coordinating nationwide efforts to support out-of-school time service-learning, and leading NYLC’s efforts to integrate service-learning in school districts around the country. Elizabeth previously led NYLC’s STEM and Teen Driver Safety program areas. Elizabeth graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Marketing & Communications Associate
Kate Krug is a graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she earned her degree in magazine journalism with a concentration in art. Hailing from the Hawkeye State, she’s worked all over the United States, from California to Alabama to here in the Twin Cities. Kate has experience working for multiple platforms, including print publications, online media, and nonprofits. She is also a freelance writer for Book Riot and an independent book reviewer for several major publishing companies.
Chief Executive Officer
As the CEO of the National Youth Leadership Council, a national nonprofit organization that works to create leadership opportunities for young people to address issues they are passionate about, Amy brings more than a decade of service-learning experience to the organization. Her passion and commitment to young people is evident through her leadership of the National Service-Learning Conference for the past thirteen years, her commentary through articles and blog posts, as well as her own volunteer activities. Prior to joining NYLC, Amy spent 10 years in the insurance industry working in claims, risk control, marketing, and event planning. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Globe University and an Executive Leadership Certificate from Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation in partnership with the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the National Human Services Assembly. She is committed to transforming community into classroom and inspiring all young people to Serve. Learn. Change the world.®
Youth Engagement & Events Manager
Jason Stewart joined the NYLC team in the summer of 2011 as a member of the Conference and Events department and now serves as the Youth Engagement & Events Manager. In this role, Jason manages the National Service-Learning Conference, National Youth Leadership Training, and NYLC’s Youth Advisory Council. Jason is committed to developing young leaders and creating meaningful event experiences!
Jason graduated from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, with a degree in sociology. Jason serves as the District Administrator for the Minnesota-Dakotas Circle K District. In this capacity, Jason works with college student leaders engaged in service, leadership, and fellowship. In his free time Jason enjoys beating his friends at board games, a good cup of coffee, walking around the lakes, and cheering on his favorite reality show contestants!