Janet Penn

Janet Penn is the founder and director of Youth LEAD (Youth Leader’s Engaging Across Differences), formerly Interfaith Action.  She works with civic and interfaith groups across the country to give teens the skills they need to communicate respectfully when they are unlikely to agree, then trains teens to facilitate these conversations and organize to address challenges facing their communities.  Janet is passionate about creating a youth-led space for sustained, deep dialogue and engagement.  She presents regularly at national and international interfaith and leadership conferences and retreats and has over 25 years of experience in non-profit business management.