Laura McCargar, Program Officer - The Perrin Foundation

Laura co-founded Youth Rights Media, a New Haven based nonprofit organization dedicated to empower youth to use media and organizing strategies to create community change. In 2007 Laura was awarded the international Reebok Human Rights Award in recognition of her outstanding work with and on behalf of marginalized youth.  Laura currently oversees Youth-Led Social Change grantmaking and the development of strategies to strengthen, promote and expand youth organizing practices throughout Connecticut. Laura co-authored the foundations publication that was released this month, A New Role for Connecticut Youth: Leaders of Social Change.