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Sixto Cancel    

CEO, Think of Us

Sixto Cancel is the founder and CEO of Think of Us, a non-profit dedicated to leveraging technology to improve the life outcomes of foster youth aging out of the system.

Sixto was selected as Forbes “Top 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs” in 2017. Sixto has also been recognized by the White House as a “White House Champion of Change”, a “Millennial Maker” by BET, and was named as one of the “Top 24 Changemakers in Government under 24” in the country by the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council and Sparkaction.

In the spring of 2016, Sixto and his team co-organized and executed the first White House Foster Care and Technology Hackathon. Sixto has served as a Young Fellow at Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative since 2010, where he has worked on youth engagement, asset development and permanency. Sixto currently leads a working committee that focuses on the learning of vulnerable youth demographics for Dell. He is one of the executive panel members on the National Evaluation Tech- nical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk in addition to serving as a consultant for the Children’s Bureau via the Center for State Capacity.

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