Transform Fresno Youth Leadership Development Program Background
The Transform Youth Leadership Development Program is a year-long program which seeks to develop young people living in the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) project area both professionally and personally to grow their leadership skills and to serve as ambassadors for Transform Fresno. Transform Fresno Youth Leaders will be trained in the areas of environmental justice, financial literacy, public speaking, and more. These skills will equip Transform Fresno Youth Leaders to support and uplift local TCC projects and Transform Fresno community meetings. Future program meetings will be held in southwest Fresno, with an official start for our
second cohort in September 2021.
Transform Fresno Youth Leadership Summer Workshop Series
Join Transform Fresno youth leaders and community leaders in a 4-part workshop series for some summer fun learning about the Transformative Climate Communities Initiative in Southwest Fresno. Each day there will be interactive workshops on topics ranging from growing your own food to mapping out community resources. Youth will earn a $50 stipend for participating and will be eligible for multiple giveaways throughout the series. Lunch, snacks, water and materials are all provided!
All youth who apply must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for the curriculum and program design team:
- Reside in or go to school in the Transformative Climate Communities project area: zip code 93706 or 93721
- Be available for the entire duration of workshop sessions 9:30-11:30 AM | Fridays: July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th & August 6th
**Upon completion of the workshop series, youth participants will receive a $50.00 stipend for the participation.
The application deadline is Monday, July 12th, 2021. Applications may be submitted by email to Kato Prado at [email protected] or Olga Moya at [email protected] or submitted in person or mailed to the Street Saints office at 1345 W. Eden Ave, Fresno, CA 93706.