Michelle Hurley, CSW, CYC-P, has passionately advocated for youth since 2011 and currently serves as the Program Advocate for National Safe Place Network (NSPN), providing training, technical assistance, and program support for youth organizations across the United States. Michelle is deeply committed to striving toward NSPN’s vision of a world where all youth are safe and seeks to build meaningful collaborations to support young people.

Michelle received her MSW with Distinction from the University of Kentucky in 2017 and her BS in Psychology from Centre College in 2019. She is eager to create positive change within her community through leadership, empowerment, and solution-focused problem solving. Previously, she utilized these passions in her roles as a therapist, case manager, domestic violence victim’s advocate, and researcher on sexual violence prevention.

Since her childhood as a Girl Scout, Michelle learned the value in seeking to build up others with gusto, empathy, and positivity. Michelle’s favorite quote is from Fred Rogers, who said “There are three ways to ultimate success: the first way is to be kind; the second ways is to be kind; the third way is to be kind.” Her goal is to implement these words into her everyday life with hopes it will spread to others.