We are excited to be highlighting the winners from this year’s RAVE (Rockstar Awards Virtual Edition).
A reminder to everyone that there is still time to sponsor advocacy perks for Rockstars for our Rockstar Fundraiser!
Johanna Bergan is one of the recipients of the Marlene Matarese Advocate for Youth of the Year Award
This award is given to an individual who distinguishes themselves in the following ways:
- Outstanding and continued support and facilitation of youth and young adult voice as evidenced by involvement in youth-led projects, training, etc.
- Recognized as a significant support person for youth and young adults involved in advocating for positive systems change.
- Outstanding and continued commitment to being a champion for youth voice.
- Outstanding relationships with youth and young adults.
Now, let’s learn a little bit more about Rockstar, Johanna Bergan!
Johanna Bergan (she/her) is a change leader working in systems transformation to effectively support young people navigating our country’s social systems. Johanna has fourteen years of experience advocating for important changes in youth serving systems and most recently served as the Executive Director at Youth MOVE National from 2015 to 2022. Her voice has been heard on several national platforms including advising technical assistance and research and training centers which support and promote the value of youth voice. Some of her most important professional experiences included serving the Youth MOVE National Board of Directors during the visioning process to create the Youth MOVE Chapter Network. Johanna intentionally provides ongoing support, coaching, and mentoring to emerging youth leaders and the leaders of youth driven organizations to further strengthen the national youth movement.
Thank you Johanna for being a Rockstar!