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Colton Hubbard

Technical Advisor, Youth and Economic Empowerment

Colton Hubbard is an international development professional with more than 12 years of experience in youth and community development. He joined Plan International USA (Plan) in 2020 as a Technical Advisor for Youth and Economic Empowerment. Prior to joining Plan, Colton served as Program Director for the International Youth Foundation, where he oversaw a complex portfolio of youth economic and social development programming across North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Asia, while managing diverse relationships with donors and local stakeholders, and providing in-house technical consulting for projects across the organization. Colton is an experienced trainer and has conducted a variety of workshops for an array of stakeholders on behavioral skills instruction, market systems development approaches and positive youth development programming. Colton’s technical focus areas include positive youth development theory and approaches; monitoring, evaluation and learning; youth entrepreneurship models; socio-emotional learning; and market systems development. 

Colton served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2006 to 2008 in the Tagant region of Mauritania, working in agricultural and community development. He holds a master’s in public administration from Indiana University, a M.M. in music composition from Cincinnati Conservatory, and a B.A. in music from Ithaca College. Mr. Hubbard speaks French and Mauritanian Arabic.

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