We pride ourselves on our work with youth and the value we bring to their communities. We believe that the information we embrace should be shared with everyone to enjoy in order to help tackle the issues of today, and be used as tools to help develop long-term change.
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Our most recent program, Avenues to Civic Action, invited our youth to put into practice their passion, interests, and skills to address an issue they care about through a Social Action Project. The projects are youth led and executed with the support of a trusted Program Instructor. Below are resources that were researched and created by youth for the benefit of our communities! Please enjoy these free resources and share with others!
2019 Women in Politics Agenda
Our Women in Politics (WIP) conference will be conducted from July 24, 2019 to July 26, 2019 at the California Museum. It’s an informative and innovative program that will allow participants to learn more about empowerment, our political environment, influential female figures, and much more. Download the agenda to learn about how we engaged our students during this summer event.
She shares dec.2018 program
On December 13, 2018 we held our final She Shares conversation of the year with the authors of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics at the California Museum. She Shares is a great program for elevating the female voice, while providing opportunities for young professionals to gain advice and guidance from seasoned female professionals in the Sacramento area.
green focus 2017-2018 agenda
Check out what we did at conference #2 of the 2017/2018 program year. Our theme this year is the environment and health! Other topics include advocacy, meeting with legislators and job interviews.
International Student Leaders Program Agenda
The International Student Leaders program was a one-time conference providing opportunities for students from Africa and the Middle East to explore the political process through California state government.
Our fourth year of Green Focus topics and activities included Rock the Vote, policy workshops, Green Tech opportunities and a visit to California's Office of Emergency Services headquarters.
Youth Media Producers Conference Agenda
Our work with The California Endowment is multi-faceted and every meeting is unique. At this conference youth learned to use various media techniques to advocate and share stories and perspectives through workshops and trainings.
Our agenda for the first two-day conference of the 2014/2015 program year. This was one of our most robust conferences to date, featuring workshops with policy experts on Proposition 1, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Law and AB 32.
Publications & Articles
Empowering Communities at the Ballot Box: How to Increase Voter Participation
In this article by Online MSW Programs, we learn about what prevents people from voting and how community groups and individuals can empower others to vote. It also provides eight sample questions to answer when creating a voter information guide.
four ways to detect media bias and step outside the partisan bubble
An article published by ChangeRoots identifies four ways the public can detect media bias and step outside of the partisan bubble. As a non-partisan organization we encourage everyone to learn more about ways to get news that's as close to the facts as possible. Go to www.changeroots.org for more info.
Easy Tips for Reducing Pollution
2016/2017 Green Focus participants created a tip sheet on actions we can take in our daily lives to reduce pollution. This is their creation from start to finish—please take a look & share with as many people as possible!
Youth Voices in Community Design
This comprehensive how-to guide on getting youth involved in local policymaking and community planning is a response to hundreds of requests from adults nationwide who want youth involved in shaping their communities. The handbook provides a step-by-step guide to youth engagement and is supported by an extensive online library of articles and activities.
California Roast Posters
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates, Assemblywoman Anna Caballero, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, Senator Janet Nguyen, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Secretary Mona Pasquil Rogers Artwork: Sandra Hoover
CA Democratic Party Chair John Burton & CA Republican Party Chair Jim Brulte Artwork: Sandra Hoover