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David Meyers

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Doctoral Student

David Meyers came to UGA in January 2010. As a senior public service associate at the Fanning Institute, Meyers works in the area of youth leadership development with a focus on supporting young people who have experienced foster care or homelessness and the families and institutions that serve them. He has developed a range of projects, including Embark Georgia, a statewide network to connect Georgia campuses in support of foster and homeless youth; the Embark Precollegiate Summer Program, a summer leadership and college readiness program for youth in foster care; and established the partnership with to deliver the Education and Training Voucher program. Meyers in adjunct faculty in the School of Social Work.

Meyer's career focus has been dedicated to the field of child welfare and has worked in the field of children and families for the last 20 years in variety of settings with both organizational and direct practice experience. His first job was as a foster care case manager for the Department of Family and Children Services; later he served in a range of roles including working directly with foster and adoptive parents as a trainer and home assessor and Guardian Ad Litem. Immediately prior to his appointment at Fanning, Meyers operated a consulting business for 11 years. He holds a BSW degree from James Madison University and an MSW from the University of Georgia. 

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