Burnett Named Wabash County YMCA Director of Youth Development
Wabash, Indiana – The Wabash County YMCA welcomed a new Director of Youth Development last December 2019. Brittany Burnett is a native of Marion, Indiana, and completed her student teaching at the Area 5 Head Start.
Burnett has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, both from Ball State University. She has taught children with diverse backgrounds and will use that skill and experience in pursuit of the YMCA’s mission to provide opportunities for youth in Wabash County to learn, grow, and thrive regardless of income or background.
CEO Dean Gogolewski referenced the Y’s extensive youth development programs and partnerships with the schools as reasons for choosing Burnett for this position, “She has an array of experience and I am very confident she is a great fit for our team.” Burnett said she plans to quickly engage with partners at the school system because, “Communication and collaboration is one of the most important keys for working together and reaching the maximum success for students.”
“We are lucky to have Brittany join our team,” said Patty Godfroy, Wabash County YMCA VP of Operations. “We are excited to develop additional programs that will impact the youth in our community.”