Matt Loper

AYF Senior Director of Programs

Throughout his career, including nearly 15 years associated with the American Youth Foundation across summer and year-round program and operations roles at both Miniwanca and Merrowvista, Matt has found himself drawn to energetic, values-driven communities who seek to make the world a better place. Matt thrives when supporting teams that make mission-driven work possible.

Matt enjoys connecting with those who value vulnerability over bravado and is happiest when working with children and teens. He strives to work within a diverse team of colleagues who challenge one another toward their collective growth and is honored to get to support so many young people working to make the world a better place; fueled by the abundance of power, wisdom, and passion found within each of their Best Selves.