Debby Shore headshotExecutive Director and Founder of Sasha Bruce YouthWork

As founder and executive director of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Deborah Shore has led groundbreaking work in youth and family service development in the District of Columbia. Through three decades of mission-driven work, Ms. Shore and SBY have developed a deep understanding of the needs of troubled youth and families and unsurpassed expertise to meet these needs. Her vision for empowering at-risk and homeless youth through a competency-based approach to counseling and supportive services has been enhanced through the recruitment and training of an exceptional staff and the development of strong management systems to ensure that SBY’s work meets the highest standards of quality and cost-effectiveness.

Additionally, Ms. Shore has utilized her knowledge and experience to change local and Federal policy by testifying before Congress and the DC Council on social issues surrounding youth. Ms. Shore has received several awards for her leadership in the nonprofit sector, most recently a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Network for Youth. She was also recently one of the Washingtonians of the Year in 2016.