Senior Vice President, Youth Development & Social Responsibility
Michelle Becote-Jackson is the Senior Vice President of Youth Development and Social Responsibility for the Y in Central Maryland. In this role, Ms. Becote-Jackson oversees the strategic direction and operation of all Y before and after school, Community School, and camping programs which annually impact the lives of over 10,000 students in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. She is additionally responsible for the direction of all Y social responsibility initiatives, including volunteerism, diversity and inclusion, and advocacy for children, youth and families.
In this capacity, Ms. Becote-Jackson provides leadership to over 500 Y employees in approximately 70 Y Youth Development locations across Central Maryland, managing a budget of approximately $12 million.
Ms. Becote-Jackson has over 20 years senior management experience across a wide range of industries. Prior to joining the Y in 2007, Ms. Becote-Jackson served as Regional Director for Education Station, LLC (formerly a Sylvan Learning Systems Company) where she was responsible for overseeing the delivery of quality after-school tutorial services to over 5,000 students in the Mid-Atlantic Region and the United States Virgin Islands. In this position, Ms. Becote-Jackson managed all aspects of operations and services for various educational programs including No Child Left Behind, Welfare-to-Work, and At-Risk Youth Programs.
Ms. Becote-Jackson currently serves on the State of Maryland Juvenile Justice Committee and on the board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Baltimore.
A Baltimore native, Ms. Becote-Jackson earned a B.A. in Computer Science and Business from Goucher College and an M.S. in Business from Johns Hopkins University. Additionally, she received a Certificate of Completion from Johns Hopkins University’s inaugural Leadership Development Program.
Ms. Becote-Jackson resides in Owings Mills, MD with her husband, John, and daughters, Kennedy and Madison.