About Us

Project Experience for Youth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Federal ID Number: 26-4505172


In the spring of 2009, teachers and  community members created Project Experience for Youth to offer students rich learning experiences that cannot be duplicated in the regular classroom. By providing trips to museums and cultural events, school outreach programs, and assemblies, Project Experience for Youth assists teachers in expanding students learning beyond the walls of the classroom and into the vast community outside. Teachers are then able to reinforce learning and use these exciting experiences to enhance the state curriculum.

Mission Statement

Project Experience for Youth provides experiential learning opportunities to disadvantaged students by widening their base of knowledge and awareness of the world, thus increasing academic achievement and building a strong future.

Board of Directors

Jeff Linder, President
Elementary Math Specialist

Nicole Noren, Treasurer
Journalist / TV Producer

Annie Graton, Secretary
Elementary Teacher

Andrea Kennedy
Community Member

Mark Jester
Elementary Teacher

Michelle Townsley
Middle School Teacher

Abbey Shaw-Linder
Elementary Teacher

Marie D. Davis, Esq.

Beth Lindley
Middle School Teacher

Dan Pinedo
Community Member

Barbara Pinedo
Community Member

Rachel Crandall, Executive Director
Community Relations Manager
Department of Theater/Dance, UCSB