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Betsy Brand

American Youth Policy Forum
Executive Director

Betsy Brand is the Executive Director of the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization that educates and informs policymakers, practitioners and researchers working on education, workforce, and youth issues at the national, state and local levels.


AYPF’s goal is to enable policymakers to become more effective in the development, enactment and implementation of sound policies affecting the nation’s young people by providing information, insights and networking opportunities to better understand the development of healthy and successful young people as productive workers and participating citizens in a democratic society.


Ms. Brand is nationally known as an education policy expert in areas such as career and technical education, dropout prevention and recovery, high school reform, youth development and expanded learning opportunities.