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Yoko Liriano

Citywide Director of Teen Programs at the YMCA of Greater New York. She is a student at Hunter College, majoring in Psychology

Yoko Liriano has been a NYC transplant from Hawaii since 2008. She is the Citywide Director of Teen Programs at the YMCA of Greater New York. Her portfolio includes overseeing all of the teen civic engagement, leadership development, character development and drop-in programs offered at 21 NYC branches and all of the YMCA middle school and high school sites—serving almost 5,000 teens. Yoko has been working for the Y in this capacity for one year, and has experience as a teen advisor and coordinator at the Bronx YMCA, serving the branch and two middle schools for 4 years prior to her current position. Yoko has always been passionate about helping others, having started volunteering for community organizations since 8th grade. During her tenure at the YMCA, she uses her lifelong dedication to community impact by doing extensive training in cultural competency awareness, attended conferences on behalf of the NYC Y as a Global Center of Excellence, facilitated national webinars on diversity and inclusion, and has just been accepted to the YUSA National Steering Committee for the GLBT Staff Resource Network.<br /> <br /> Yoko is also a student at Hunter College, majoring in Psychology

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