Young Skeptics After-School Program in Search of New Leadership

Young Skeptics After-School Program in Search of New Leadership August 24, 2018

Young Skeptics, the after-school program focused on critical thinking and evidence-based learning, is seeking new leadership in an effort to reinvigorate the organization’s mission, focus, and ultimately its expansion into more schools.

The organization was launched in 2015 by myself and three others in Churchville, NY as an alternative to the predatory evangelical Good News Club.  Young Skeptics was the first after-school club of its kind to operate at the elementary school level and received both national and local media attention at launch from the Washington PostReligion News Service, and many others, including a ridiculous and laughable analysis from Answers in Genesis.  Since its successful pilot in NY, the organization has been focused on expansion in order to have maximum impact.

Most recently, Young Skeptics launched a chapter in California, and the organization is now looking to bring on leaders who can find success across the US and promote critical thinking among youth during a time when it’s needed more than ever.

Finding new leadership would mean that I’d be stepping down as Executive and Communications Director. The new Executive Director would be responsible for bringing on a new leadership team, including a Curriculum Director, Communications Director, Curriculum Developers, Operations Director, and any other roles he or she deems appropriate to achieve our goals. The individual can be located anywhere in the US.

All roles within Young Skeptics are volunteer positions. That could change in the future, depending on the organization’s success and budget.

If you’re interested in applying to be the new Executive Director of Young Skeptics or have any questions, please send your résumé/CV and cover letter to contact@youngskeptics.net.

Being a co-founder and leader of Young Skeptics has been an amazingly rewarding experience. Unfortunately, due to my own commitments outside of YS, it has become increasingly more difficult to devote the time and effort to this deserving cause.

Sometimes, as leaders, we come to the conclusion that our own desire to maintain control of what we’ve created actually prevents its own success. I hope to bring someone on who can put forward renewed energy and dedication to a learning method that is sorely needed in our public schools.

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