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Programs and Services

PRO Youth and Families’ vision and actions respond to the widespread impacts of trauma. Our strategy works at many levels: reorienting and strengthening community organizations, engaging youth and their families in the communities they live in at a grass-roots level, and sharing and building the skills critical to reducing the social and emotional impact of trauma.

We know that trauma can be healed by resilience – a strength that can be learned by developing healthy habits. Compassion for yourself, nurturing social communications and bonds, and cultivating optimism and hope are at the core of what PRO Youth and Families provides to the youth, families and communities it serves.


Advocacy & Civic Engagement

Youth are inspired to stand up and speak out for change and gain the first-hand experience they need to succeed in community and government settings and build networks with local leaders. Our programs cultivate optimism, hope and a service- orientation to life.





Youth develop the leadership skills they need by being role models for younger children in their own neighborhoods as one way of nurturing social connections and the bonds that come with them.




Relationship Skills

Through interactive workshops youth and adults learn about life skills, how to better engage as parents and how to empower youth, improve family communication and resolve conflicts.


SACOG Youth Leadership Academy

In partnership with Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), PRO Youth & Families is launching the Youth Leadership Academy providing opportunities for students to learn about policy change and help provide youth perspective on local policy issues.




Substance Abuse Prevention

PRO provides a carefully designed prevention strategy to target the primary causes of early alcohol use by teens. PRO youth work to prevent underage drinking on their campuses by implementing social marketing campaigns and educating their peers on the dangers of alcohol.




Summer Opportunities

Our summer offerings give youth a chance to expand their knowledge through hands-on learning and enrichment opportunities over the summer months.