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Advocacy & Civic Engagement

PRO Youth & Families partners with schools, community organizations, and local governments to provide young people with an authentic opportunity to work alongside community leaders and learn how to make change from the ground up.

Youth are inspired to stand up, speak out for change, and gain first-hand experience in community and government settings, building networks with local leaders, cultivating optimism, hope and a service orientation to life.


Weekly meetings
Field trips and guest speakers (e.g. State Capitol Tour)
Network with community leaders
Organize a “give back” project to help build up others in the Sacramento region


Gain leadership skills
Discuss your ideas with area leaders
Show your family and friends the practical steps needed to create change in your community


You have the CONFIDENCE to network with other youth and adults.
Your PERSPECTIVE is valuable.
Your LEADERSHIP can make a difference.
You can use your KNOWLEDGE can educate others on how to become engaged citizens.




Youth @ City Council is a civic engagement program for Rancho Cordova youth ages 13-18 years old. If you are you interested in having an impact on your community, networking with Rancho Cordova leaders, gaining leadership skills, and working closely with government officials – this program is for you! The program will be held at the City of Rancho Cordova City Hall on Mondays from 5:30PM to 7:00PM beginning Monday, January 6, 2020 through Monday, June 1, 2020.
Mock City Council Meeting is Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Click here to submit an online application

or download an application form here. (to come)

Applications are due Friday, November 29, 2019. Contact Windy Ly for more information at or 916.576.3300 x312