Youth Forum
Carole Perry, WB2MGP

Time and Location TBA

This forum is for teachers, scout leaders, instructors, youth leaders using ham radio, or anyone wanting to share ideas about incorporating ham radio in school, camp, club, or scout settings. Discussions will include motivating techniques, recruiting ideas, and retention suggestions. A video providing role models of young people will be shown. A presentation of FREE offerings provided by RCA Youth Activities, chaired by Carole Perry WB2MGP will be given.

There will be 2 or more presentations by local young hams. Bring youngsters with you for a fun forum with lots of door prizes.

Carole Perry
Carole Perry worked as an executive secretary in an electronics manufacturing company and as a teacher for most of her career. She wrote the curriculum and taught the course "Introduction to Amateur Radio" at a school in Staten Island, NY for almost 30 years, having 950 students a year coming through it.

Carole Perry is the recipient of the prestigious 1987 Dayton Ham of The Year Award, the 1987 ARRL Instructor of The Year Award, the 1991 Marconi Wireless Memorial Award, the 1993 QCWA President's Award, the 1996 Radio Club of America (RCA) Barry Goldwater Amateur Radio Award, the 2009 RCA President's Award, the 2012 RCA President's Award, and the 2015 Vivian Carr Award for Women in Radio. She is the winner of the 2016 SOAR (Sisterhood of Amateur Radio) Legacy award for Pioneering Women in Amateur Radio, and the 2016 recipient of the YASME Foundation Award for Excellence.

In 2017 Carole won the Brooklyn College Milton Fisher Second Harvest Award for her volunteer work with young people and technology, around the world.  In May 2018 she was inducted into the “CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame”; and in July 2018 “QST” magazine, Carole was the featured member in “Member Spotlight.” In February 2019, at Hamcation, Carole became the first recipient of the newly created “Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award.”

Carole is an RCA Fellow and member of its Board of Directors. She created and chairs its Youth Activities Committee, and serves on its Scholarship committee. She also created the RCA Young Achiever's Award, given to students in grade 12 and below who have demonstrated excellence and creativity in wireless communications. She's a Director for QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association).  The QCWA Youth Activities program was created and chaired by Carole.

Carole has presented and moderated innumerable forums at the Dayton Hamvention, Pacificon and other conventions for 30+ years. She’s also a contributing columnist for CQ Magazine’s Youth Column.