Executive Director | Youth Run NOLA
Denali Lander is the Executive Director of Youth Run NOLA, a sports-based-youth-development non-profit organization that creates opportunities for local young people to develop healthier lifestyles and build a more interconnected community. After graduating from Tulane University with a BA in English and history, Denali joined Teach For America as a 2009 Corps Member and taught middle and high school English at C.F. Rowley Alternative School in St. Bernard Parish. She then joined the staff of KIPP Central City Academy to teach 8th grade English. Throughout her years in the classroom, Denali supported the founding and growth of Youth Run NOLA as a coach, Program Director and Board Member before transitioning into the full-time ED role with the organization in the summer of 2014.