Youth Advisory Group


The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is comprised of 10 young people, ages 14-24, selected among the Sacramento area who provide guidance for current and future program development

"Nothing about us, without us."

With recent changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we've had to rethink how we engage with our youth participants and the YAG. Although current circumstances have made us adapt to our changing environment, we see this as the perfect opportunity to get creative with the YAG and collectively envision a new path forward for youth civic engagement in California. With the YAG's help we'll be able to innovate and create new, nontraditional pathways for ALL students to become engaged in the political process based on their interests and unique talents.

Please check-in with us periodically to see what this amazing group of thought leaders are up to over the course of the next few months! #YouthPower 

For the duration of approximately four months, YAG will:

  • Engage in a series of civics education, school curriculum & discipline reform, and social justice awareness training's intended to educate and build knowledge

  • Provide perspectives and insight into the lives of young people in order to best serve them

  • Help create a new vision for youth civic engagement in California

  • Support in program and issue research

  • Provide recommendations on social media outreach and promotion of new and existing programs

  • Help build capacity among Sacramento area youth to create a greater sense of community and belonging

  • Break-down and challenge narratives, systems and stereotypes that harm youth

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"I am so honored to be a part of this group and be able to talk to so many ambitious and politically aware girls my age... our amazing mentors have really racked my brain about looking at different perspectives when thinking about politics."

- Gaby Ocazionez

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