Women’s Hall of Fame

Carol Lou Young-Holt

CAROL LOU YOUNG-HOLT became an active community member in 1989 when she moved to La Honda. As South Coast Collaborative (SCC) Coordinator, Carol uses her academic, professional development, and non-profit management skills. Focusing on lifelong learning and health & well being, she is responsible for guiding this diverse, rural, unincorporated region to embody a new vision of community development and engagement. The change in the community since the creation of the Collaborative with Carol’s leadership is described as a “renaissance for both the English and Spanish speaking communities.” Carol’s nine years at Stanford University included directing Bing Nursery School laboratory school, lecturing in Psychology, creating an innovative child development teaching and management program with Foothill and Canada Community Colleges and participating in the staff Management Development Program. She directed training for WestEd’s Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers, consulted for Head Start, directed Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC) and Peninsula School. She has been honored for her work in early childhood education. In February 2002, a serious car accident left Carol unable to walk for three months, yet her passion and dedication enabled her to work by phone from the hospital.
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