Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership #Health4All

The Youth Equity Action Team is a collaborative inter-generational team made up of representatives from each partner organization (CCA, MILPA, UAC, B12 and BHC). Our purpose as a team is to build youth power in Salinas. Given that Salinas is a relatively young community, with 31.4% of the population under the age of 18, this action team aims to increase youth civic engagement within schools and other public systems, to ensure equitable opportunities for youth in Salinas. We are currently in the process of a Youth Participatory Action Research project focused on how schools can foster civic engagement. The research team is made up of 12 youth who will conduct research using various platforms, like Teatro and focus groups, in order to glean information and recommend solutions to their school board.