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Making Caring Common, a project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, announced the members of its second Youth Advisory Board on Oct. 24.

Kaitlin (Katie) Keiko Wong from Carlmont High School in Belmont, Calif., was selected from nearly 200 nominees to serve on the board, which represents a diverse group of young people who will work with Making Caring Common over the next year to make schools and communities more just, caring and respectful places.

The 2016-17 Youth Advisory Board includes 26 members who represent 15 states across the nation and come from diverse backgrounds and identities. All board members demonstrate a strong commitment to MCCs overall mission.

“We are incredibly excited to work with such a passionate group of young people who are committed to cultivating a culture of kindness in their schools and communities,” said MCC’s Research Director Luba Falk Feigenberg.

Added Wong: “I’m so honored to represent the Japanese American and Asian communities in the Bay Area through this unique opportunity. I’m looking forward to working with the 25 other students from across the country to create positive change.”