PRO Youth and Families confronts the trauma youth, families and communities face by inspiring, educating and mobilizing youth.
We make a difference by keeping young people off the streets, out of prison and away from alcohol, drugs and gangs by giving them meaningful and life-changing opportunities. We are committed to strengthening youth — and their families and communities– by developing neighborhood networks, identifying and addressing needs, and by providing training and other resources that will make that happen.
In 2017-2019 PRO Youth and Families helped students improve their civic engagement skills through programming like mentoring, advocacy and voter registration. Through our pre and post surveys we found that
Because of PRO, I learned to believe in myself more.
YCC Alum from Valley H.S
The opportunity to connect with community members and helpful PRO staff made my experience meaningful. I was able to gain new perspectives on issues facing Sacramento and it made me appreciate how diverse the community is.
YCC Alum from Natomas Charter School
Mentoring elementary students in PRO was a great experience. Now, I teach 3rd grade and am pursuing a career in education & policy leadership and capital management!
PRO Mentoring Alum from C.K. McClatchy H.S.
PRO helped me in my high school days. Life was hard for me, especially when I became homeless for the second time. But PRO helped me keep it together. The skills I learned there made me succeed more than I thought I could.
PRO Youth and Families confronts youth, family, and community traumas by inspiring, educating, and mobilizing youth. We are in the business of keeping young people off the streets, out of prison, and away from alcohol, drugs and gangs by providing them with meaningful and life changing opportunities.