Alex Koroknay-Palicz

As a high school senior, Alex successfully led a campaign to change age discriminatory policies in several stores in his hometown of Holland, Michigan. He became involved with NYRA while attending American University and served as Executive Director from 2000-2012. During that time, he helped NYRA achieve several important victories for youth rights at the local, state and federal level. He has been interviewed by CNN, Fox News, PBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and USA Today and written many articles on a variety of youth rights issues.