LEVI BRACKMAN – Executive Director & Co-Founder
Levi Brackman has worked with youth in various capacities for over ten years and has a Masters Degree from University College London. He has studied purpose in both adults and youth and is the creator of Youth Directions’ “Purpose Navigator” purpose discovery tool and the “Next Stage Purpose” purpose discovery app. for adults. He is currently pursuing a PhD is the field of Positive Psychology with a focus on purpose in life. He is also an ordained rabbi leading a congregation (Judaism in the Foothills) in Evergreen, Colorado. Levi is the co-author of Jewish Wisdom for Business Success: Lessons from the Torah and Other Ancient Texts (Amacom, 2008) a bestseller that has been published in eight languages. Youth Directions is not a religious organization.
ROSITA NATUSCH – Program Director & Executive Assistant
Rosita Natusch worked with children for eight years in the Scouts. She has a Law Degree, prior to joining Youth Directions she was a Junior Lawyer at Los Angeles Law firm for six years. She is bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish and has lived in both North and South America.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
James W. Williams, Jr. – SouthWestern Production Corp. (Co-Founder & Board President)
Levi Brackman – Youth Directions (Co-Founder, Vice President & Executive Director)
John Bettridge – SouthWestern Production Corp. (Member)
Jackie Coppola – Denver Public Schools GED Plus Coordinator (Member)
Melissa A. Beck – Program Supervisor, Youth Services, Jefferson County (Member)
Gary Losh – Principal Denver Justice High School (Member)
INTERNS & VOLUNTEERS
Youth Directions would not be possible without the support of our dedicated interns and the numerous community volunteers. Our interns work tirelessly to ensure the improvement and reach of our program. Our volunteers include individuals around Colorado and the United States who give their time to meet with the participants of our programs. Whether they give our students tours and answer their questions about a particular profession, or if they become long-term mentors, Youth Directions’ volunteers are an essential part of our success as an organization. Interested in sharing your expertise? Use the contact form to tell us a little bit about what you do and why it’s your passion. We’ll contact you soon to get you connected to our students!