Mona Grife

Social and Emotional Learning Strategy Senior Manager
Youth Development Executives of King County

Mona staffs the Road Map Project’s Social and Emotional Learning Action Team and is YDEKC’s Social and Emotional Learning Strategy Senior Manager. She supports YDEKC’s goals for strengthening cross-sector collaboration, alignment, and shared learning of whole child supports in the region. She has been in the youth development field since 2002 serving in a variety of roles such as a teaching artist, service learning coordinator, program manager, and capacity builder. She has facilitated youth leadership, service learning, and SEL programs across Washington with organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Metrocenter YMCA, and United Way of King County. Most recently, she founded Creative Hearts Lab, pop-up workshops for children that focus on SEL, literacy, and the arts. On summer days, the best place to be is on a floatie on Angle Lake with her spouse and two boys.