Education Justice

Fresno Residents Council

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In 2021, The Children’s Movement partnered with 13 community-based organizations in Fresno to recruit 100 residents across the county to participate in the Fresno Residents Council – a pilot program that brings together residents from all walks of life to weigh in on public policy, and ensure that it benefits youth and families in the … Continued

Madera Change Makers Training Series

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1 day service learning program that includes: $50 for completing the program and 1 on 1 coaching. Top 3 service projects receive $400 scholarship. Youth ages 15-22 (high school – college age)

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Journalism Program

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The Silicon Valley Community Foundation Journalism Program is a new county-wide program where youth participants will have the opportunity to share their perspectives on some of the most pressing issues in our community. We will be cultivating a youth-led media outlet over the months that explores various forms of storytelling, ranging from Op-Eds, personal narratives, … Continued

PolicyWise

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“The year 2020 has been an especially prominent and amazing opportunity for young people to voice their opinions to speak out against racial violence, to call upon their friends, like leaders, and really have their voice listened to,” says Demi Wack. And that’s just what she and Michael Waife are doing on their new podcast, … Continued

Golden Plains Student Advocacy Council

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The Student Advocacy Council is a unique opportunity for students in Golden Plains schools to lead positive school-wide change. The program was officially launched in the Fall semester of 2019 in San Joaquin Elementary and Tranquility High Schools. Drawing on the yli model for youth leadership development, the groups at Golden Plains have spent the … Continued

Fresno Youth Platform

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The Fresno Youth Platform is a program of Youth Leadership Institute and made up of young civic leaders from youth advocacy and leadership programs, including the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Fresno Boys and Men of Color, Friday Night Live, the GSA Network, the Jakara Movement, the kNOw Youth Media, Womxn Empowered from Fresno Barrios Unidos and the Youth Advocacy Leadership … Continued

Daly City Bay Leaders

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Daly City Bay Leaders is a youth program, launched in August of 2019 at Westmoor High School in Daly City, sparks positive change by identifying and addressing transportation, housing and civic engagement challenges that youth face within the Daly City community. This year, we will be focusing on creating a safer community. With the new … Continued

Rural Youth Commission Advocacy

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The rural communities of California’s Central Valley are vital to our state’s economy, but their unique needs and issues are often overlooked and under-resourced. Youth are particularly vulnerable, and their voices are essential to creating thriving communities that young people want to stay in and return to. The Rural Youth Commission Advocacy program was established … Continued