The power of youth advocacy and promoting mental health cannot be underestimated. The role of individuals like Laron Evans in promoting these values cannot be ignored. Laron is a community leader, mental health professional, and youth advocate with vast experience in promoting mental health, developing youth development programs, and providing direct service to juveniles.
Laron is currently the Executive Director of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, a role he has held since April 2022. Before this, Laron was the Sr. Manager of In-School Initiatives at Teen HYPE. He developed and implemented strategic plans for annual program cycles, collaborated with Development staff, and oversaw evaluation surveys. He also served as the Director of Counseling Services at the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, where he developed and implemented essential youth development programs and managed all administrative tasks related to operating the YMCA Career and College Prep (I Can Achieve Program and WIOA) community programs.