We are a group of individuals with diverse personal and professional experiences, working together towards the same goal: to enable youth from historically marginalized communities to own their future by designing programs that center their voices and experiences. You can hover over each photo to learn more about us!
Meet Our Core Team
Misha leverages her expertise in Social-Emotional Learning to guide educators implementing the You(th) Explore program inside their classrooms for he first time.
Head of Technology & Partnerships
Abdaal develops the technology and systems necessary for the implementation of UpstartED's programs. He also works closely with key funding and community partners to scale UpstartED's impact.
Meet Our Board of Directors
Georgia is a High School teacher, Cycle 1, Vanguard School Montreal. She works with students who learn differently and those who experience learning disabilities.
Teacher, Vanguard High School
Liard is a teacher at the Individual Learning Center (ILC) in Whitehorse, Yukon. He is also the former Chief of the Liard First Nation and has an extensive experience working in politics.
Former Chief of the Liard First Nation. Teacher, Individual Learning Center, Whitehorse, Yukon