Lowell Overby files
SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION
Files documenting Lowell Overby's work in the area of youth development during the period he served as Program Director and Associate Director of Community Resources for the YMCA of the USA. The files document the YMCA's efforts to develop more robust training and programming to facilitate youth development, focusing around the YMCA Youth Work 2000 plan. The YMCA's role in combating substance abuse among youth is also a significant topic in the files.
- Overby, Lowell (Person)
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BIOGRAPHICAL BACKGROUND ON LOWELL OVERBY
Lowell Overby's work with the YMCA dates back to at least the early 1980s, when he served as a caseworker for the Indo-Chinese Refugee Services in Houston, Texas and later as a project director for the Houston YMCA. In the late 1980s he became Associate Director of Program Services at YMCA of the USA, and by 1995 his title was was Associate Director of Community Resources. At the end of 1995 he left Y-USA to become Director of Operations for the YMCA of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Overby was part of a group called Los Amigos, which started meeting in 2004 to develop a mentoring program to work with multicultural staff who were on track to become CEOs, COOs and other Senior level positions in the YMCA nationally. That program launched in 2006 as the Multicultural Executive Development Program (later MEDI) and led to other national YMCA mentoring and support programs such as EMLE (Emerging Multicultural Leadership Experience) and the African American Resource Network.
.4 cubic feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
Files documenting Lowell Overby's work in the area of youth development, including the YMCA's stratgies to combat substance abuse, during the period he served as Program Director for the YMCA of the USA.
Includes material fast-processed as FP158.
Catalog Record ID number: 9978266730201701
- Social work with youth -- United States. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- YMCA of the USA
- Young Men's Christian associations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Youth -- Substance abuse Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- LOWELL OVERBY
- An Inventory of his Files
- Lara Friedman~Shedlov
- October 2021
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Collecting Area Details
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