Member Since May 2022
Kristin McGuire is the Executive Director for Young Invincibles, a national nonprofit dedicated to amplifying the voices of young adults in the political process. Kristin assumes this role having most recently served as YI West Regional Director, where she has spent the last five years empowering young adults to advocate for higher education, health care, and economic policies. Kristin brings years of community organizing and policy change expertise to her role as Executive Director. As a first-generation college student from a single-parent household — she is driven by a deep understanding of the needs of under-resourced communities and has helped shift power to young adults from these communities over the last decade. Kristin’s recent successes include shaping policies that will protect the financial health of young Californians as they enter adulthood, such as the California Student Borrowers’ Bill of Rights 2019 (AB 376), the Student Civic and Voter Empowerment Act of 2019, and the College Student Hunger Relief Act 2016 (AB 1747). But her most prized accomplishment is not her own, it is her mother’s, who integrated her school at the age of seven. Previously, through her work with the LA County Department of Public Health’s Project TRUST, Kristin organized residents to demand that the City Council mandate smoke-free housing and curb secondhand smoke at parks in communities like Compton, California. She’s also worked to reduce recidivism of young parolees in Los Angeles. An active member of her community, Kristin is the first Black American elected to her local school board (November 2020). Her upbringing, family values, and commitment to the community ensure educational success for youth at every level and from diverse backgrounds. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for those who blazed the trail before me. Unsung heroes like my mom truly inspire me to continue to work for generations who will come after me.” Kristin is the wife of a military veteran and mother to two daughters – a 14-year-old aspiring chemical engineer and a 19-year-old rising Sophomore at UCLA who studies neuroscience – dog mom to Blue, and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., the best sorority in the world.
These changes will be a lifeline for borrowers who will be facing confusion, uncertainty, and financial hardships after years of being free of the burden of student debt.
A blend of seasoned wisdom and youthful insights creates a formidable combination to anticipate challenges and embrace new approaches to the work.
The ending of the public health emergency and the transitional period of many federal support programs has generated immense stress and uncertainty.
Young Americans have shown up at the polls; now it’s time for Congress to show up for them.
For organizations relaying vaccine information to the community, consistency is critical in this work.
Founded in 2009, Young Invincibles (YI) is a national nonprofit, non-partisan advocacy and research organization working with and for young adults to address the generation’s most pressing economic challenges by amplifying the voices of young adults in the political process. With a focus on higher education, health care, workforce development, and civic engagement our work is guided by the belief that every young person - regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, or any other factor - deserves a fair chance to achieve their goals and reach financial stability.