In honor of Judy Beach’s extraordinary life and her commitment to intercultural understanding, YFU USA is proud to announce the establishment of the Judy Beach Scholarship and Financial Aid Fund. This initiative will carry forward her legacy by supporting students in their pursuit of international exchange experiences. Judy’s remarkable journey with YFU USA spanned over two decades, leaving an indelible mark on our organization and the many lives she touched.

After an early career in industrial engineering, Judy’s true calling was her job at YFU USA. Here, Judy thrived for 20 years, starting as a placement specialist before becoming a student support manager. Her work at YFU wasn’t just a job; it was a passion. Through her role, Judy connected teens with host families, solved problems with grace, and built friendships across the globe; her love for different cultures and people was evident in every interaction.

Judy’s story is one of resilience, optimism, and an unrelenting love for life. She leaves behind a legacy defined by her warmth, intelligence, and the countless lives she enriched. While we mourn her loss, we also celebrate the incredible journey she shared with us.

As we remember Judy, we are reminded of the power of kindness and the beauty of a life well-lived. Judy Beach will forever remain a cherished member of our YFU family. Her spirit continues to inspire us all.