Daly City Bay Leaders is new program, launched in August of 2019 at Westmoor High School in Daly City.
With 26 high schoolers at the helm, the program is deep in the process of identifying the issues most relevant to young people in their community. They prepared and delivered a survey to gauge the level of awareness and understand youth perspective on transportation, housing and civic engagement. Is pubic transportation reliable and easy to access? Do their families rent or own? Have they been to a City Council or school board meeting, and do they know the purpose of these entities?
Analyzing the answers to these questions will guide the youth in deciding what issue they want to tackle as well as their campaign strategy, which will likely involve the development recommendations for City Council, and social media content to raise awareness among their peers.