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Weatherly Joins Youth Thrive as Executive Director

Morrisville, NC (March 27, 2014)—Youth Thrive and United Way of the Greater Triangle are pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Weatherly as the Executive Director of Youth Thrive, a collaborative partnership focused on supporting youth to become productive adults that are prepared for success in school, work and life.

ShannonWeatherly“The demonstrated commitment to young people and Shannon’s desire to create positive change made her the perfect choice to lead the Youth Thrive team,” said Angie Welsh, senior vice president for Community Impact at United Way of the Greater Triangle. “Her work shaping collective impact efforts will be invaluable to our community.”

Previously, Weatherly held positions with the Forum for Youth Investment, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.

“I am excited to be a part of Youth Thrive and the great partnership created thus far”, said Weatherly.  “I know we will continue creating positive outcomes for youth by being the collaborative effort connecting youth-serving professionals and organizations in Wake County.”

Weatherly has a degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Master’s in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Youth Thrive is an independent program funded by a grant from the John Rex Foundation. United Way of the Greater Triangle acts as the fiscal agent.



About United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT)

By working with nonprofit partners, corporations, community and county leaders, along with thousands of volunteers and donors, United Way of the Greater Triangle is creating significant community change in Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake counties in North Carolina through an emphasis on achieving specific results and developing lasting solutions to some of our area’s most pressing issues. 

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