Advocacy | André Morand
The Youth Leadership Institute has received a $9,460 grant from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health for a project in which youth will learn to gather and analyze data on young people in their communities and present the information to policymakers.
The project will cover San Francisco, Marin, Fresno, and San Mateo counties. Participants will be paired with adults to examine demographic, economic, school and health disparities data from www.kidsdata.org, create summaries, and propose solutions to community leaders.
“We are pleased to support the Youth Leadership Institute in encouraging young people to learn about the issues that affect their lives and think creatively about how to address local concerns,” said David Alexander, MD, president and CEO of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.
The grant is part of a foundation program to bring attention to key issues facing children, and to promote the use of data in efforts to improve children’s lives. A list of the grants awarded is available online.
The foundation’s mission is to elevate the priority of children's health, and increase the quality and accessibility of children's health care through leadership and direct investment. For more information about the foundation's programs, visit www.lpfch.org.