As a passionate social impact professional, Angela Young has successfully made it her mission to utilize her experiences in the foster care system to better the lives of youth and young adults in Los Angeles County. She currently serves as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles County Youth Commission, where she partners with the Board of Supervisors, her fellow commissioners, community based organizations, county departments, and most importantly, the youth of LA County, to help child welfare and juvenile justice systems center youth voices in their efforts to co-design and improve policies, programs, and services. She also serves as an Advisory Board Member for Foster Together Network’s mentorship initiative, designed to help build the framework for a county-wide mentorship program for Transitional-Age Youth in LA County. Angela believes in the power that mentorship has to positively impact people’s lives and is passionate about furthering Friends LA’s impact in Los Angeles.
Over the course of her career, she has gained experience across a wide array of specialties such as, corporate social responsibility, fundraising, event production, and strategic partnerships and sponsorships.
Her mission is to inspire people to achieve their dreams despite the circumstances they were born into, empower people to accomplish things they never thought possible, and help them gain the skills and tools needed to bring their dreams to fruition. In her free time she likes to learn new languages, cook, sing karaoke, play the ukulele, and spend quality time with her loved ones.
Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Business from Cal Poly Pomona.