360 Youth Services Stronger After CEO’s Service
Leclair steps down after two years
NAPERVILLE—The 360 Youth Services Board of Directors today announced it has begun the search for a new CEO, as current organization head Katy Leclair is stepping down from her position after two years of dedicated service.
“Katy has done a wonderful job at 360 Youth Services, leading the agency during financially challenging times,” said Chairwoman Debra Lellbach. “We wish her the very best in her future endeavors. We have a solid transition team in place and will continue to change lives and inspire hope for local youth as we begin our new chapter.”
Leclair joined 360 Youth Services in 2015. During her time as CEO, the organization navigated through unprecedented state budget challenges. The agency was able to maintain staff and continue to offer all core services, even as other social service agencies were forced to shut their doors or cut services. Leclair helped build a strong momentum in the community for 360 Youth Service’s vision that all youth possess the necessary skills to navigate life’s challenges.
“360 Youth Services is well positioned for a new CEO to come on board to lead the agency through the implementation of its three year strategic plan,” Lellbach said. “We are truly fortunate in that regard.”
While Leclair has enjoyed serving as CEO of 360 Youth Services, she would like more time to spend with her family. She will return to her previous role at the Greater Joliet Area YMCA as COO.
“It’s been a great pleasure serving 360 Youth Services. I am very pleased with what we’ve accomplished together for our kids, our community, and the organization,” Leclair said. “Although I’m sad to leave, it’s time for me to transition to dedicate more time to my family. 360 Youth Services is a powerful organization for good in our community, made stronger with a vibrant Board of Directors, and passionate staff and volunteer team.”
The Board has already begun the search for a new CEO. Board member and Vice President Alex Harris, a long time Naperville resident, will immediately step in as the interim CEO.
“We have a strong team managing 360 Youth Services,” said Harris. “The transition will be smooth, with no impact on our services.”
360 Youth Services is a non-profit organization that provides substance abuse prevention education, counseling and housing for youth and their parents. The organization has served the community for the past 46 years.