Amy Huff

Buffalo, NY

Amy Huff is a successful veteran in the afterschool field. A School Age Child Care Director, NYS Program Accreditation Coach, a NYS School-Age Care Credential awardee, Huff has served youth for over 23 years. Using a combination of experience and education, Amy designs and implements youth development programs that focus on academic, social and emotional learning. Amy also offers professional development presenting at local, state and national venues with a dynamic dialogue and relevant examples. Emphasizing the importance of staff accountability, Amy can encourage the audience to review their own performance, as opposed to the performance of others, in order to produce more compliant children and effective instructors. Amy, comfortable, confident and competent, in the field brings a skill set steeped in experience, practice and knowledge.  Amy has significant experience with prevention education (pregnancy and alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs) using evidence-based models. She holds a train the trainer status for three evidence based models that address children ranging in age from 8- 18. Amy is active in her community. She has served as Chair Person for the Native American Parent Committee (Buffalo, NY) for over eight years and continues to serve as a voting member. She is a current member of the National Indian Education Association. She has also been a coach for the West Side Floor Hockey League, producing winning teams throughout her seven plus years with the League. Her service to children is evident. Her determination to raise the bar for instructors/child care professionals is a life-long commitment. Service to the Power of 3:00 Ambassador’s program will provide Amy the opportunity to focus on state-wide initiatives and policies focusing on children.