These youth were Jessica Mendieta and Sammy Lee. Awards will be announced on January 11th, 2024 at the 31st Annual Heart of Marin Awards Luncheon and Celebration.
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The purpose of this event was to make students aware of the space, what services it provides, and how to access it on a daily basis. They also collaborated with … Continued
Marin County Youth Commissioners volunteer with the Marin Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and table at Marin Pride (hosted by the Spahr Center) to promote Mental Health & Wellness Resources
These include: Cole Greene, Sammy Lee, Jessica Mendieta, Walt Novosardian, Annika Parmar, Marguerite Walden-Kaufman, Roshan Belani, Xophia Cabello, Franccesca Calle La Bou, Annie Carmona, Alex Fooman, Caroline Foster,Tara Fullerton, Maya … Continued
Washington Positive Peer Pressure (WPX3), a youth group at George Washington High School, shared results of their school-based research on youth alcohol consumption to provide positive peer pressure that encourages … Continued
yli co-sponsors Queer Housing Summit with South Tower Community Land Trust and Fresno EOC LGBTQ+ Resource Center.
In collaboration with American Cancer Society Action Network and Madera Public Health, Mobilizing Youth to Nix Tobacco held a community forum in Madera County.
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A summer youth workforce development program rooted in the belief that education is for liberation, YEEE! was launched in partnership with San Mateo County Office of Education, Peninsula Conflict Resolution … Continued
In collaboration with Global Student League, English Learner Storytelling youth hold first ever Fresno Unified Latinx High School Graduation.
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After three years of building this work from a grassroots level, HOPE youth leaders and adult allies came together to deliver a powerful press conference in partnership with Assemblymember Buffy Wicks and California First Partner Jennifer Seibel Newsom.
The youth trained 437 people, majority teens and young adults, on how to use Narcan and recognize an overdose, and distributed 200 Narcan kits.
The students’ goal was to create a multipurpose wellness space where students could feel safe and supported. This space is also a place where they can find resources, hygiene products, … Continued
157 people registered for the event, including 85 youth and 72 adults. The Festival featured 8 amazing and interactive workshops, 13 community organizations at the Resource Fair, 50+ submissions to … Continued
In collaboration with youth peers from Khair Intersnship, Central East Friday Night Live chapter organizes and facilitates a community health and wellness rally and lunchtime resource fair, attended by over … Continued
The event was held at Manny’s Cafe in San Francisco’s Mission District. It showcased youth leaders’ key data findings, PhotoVoice projects, and presentations from LGBT Minus Tobacco, Bay Area Community … Continued
Sunnyside Friday Night Live, Roosevelt Friday Night Live, and Betting on our Future (BOOF) hosted the Fresno Teen Summit with 71 youth participants. The event featured a local community leader … Continued
English Learner Storytelling youth and Global Student League from Fresno Unified School District go in front of the FUSD School Board to advocate for the first ever Latinx High School … Continued