This #GivingTuesday, PRO Youth & Families is raising funds to help address mental health challenges in Sacramento schools. Give today or any day through November 29th to support mental wellness programming for youth in our region.

PRO’s direct service programs are offered in school and community-based settings. PRO creates safe spaces for youth to discover who they are, explore topics that impact their daily lives, cultivate skills, and develop into leaders and change-makers for their communities.

Life Skills Training

PRO Youth and Families’ LifeSkills Training program is designed to give students the skills to be successful and reinforce the importance of…


PRO Youth and Families mentoring program in San Juan Unified School district engages high school students as mentors to younger…


Trust 2.0 is a program focusing on justice impacted youth who live within Sacramento County and Placer County. The youth served are between the…

Sacramento County Behavioral Health Youth Advisory Board

The BHYAB advises the Board of Supervisors on behavioral and mental health issues affecting youth. Board members are…

Youth Leadership Academy

In partnership with Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), PRO Youth & Families is launching the Youth Leadership Academy for high school…

Youth at City Council

Youth @City Council is a civic engagement program that takes place at City Hall and in the community of Rancho Cordova. In this program students…

TRUST 1 Youth Engagement Squad

TRUST 1 is a healthy relationship skill building program for justice involved youth living in Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo county between the…

Summer @ City Hall

Similar to the sister program, PRO Youth and Families in partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova, launched Summer @ City Hall, a 5-week summer…

Tobacco Use Prevention Education

This is a project-based youth advocacy program in collaboration with SCUSD Safe Schools. Students have the opportunity to participate…

Mental Wellness Champions

Mental Wellness Champions is a training program that increases the ability of youth to maintain their own mental wellness as well as advocate for…


HOPE (Healthy, Optimistic, Prepared, and Empowered) helps youth acquire knowledge and skills to support healthy relationships.

Love Notes

Sac Youth Real Talk is a program that utilizes the Love Notes curriculum as its learning foundation. The goal is to equip young people (ages 13-19) with the knowledge that empowers them to make healthy decisions. 

Our team is dedicated to helping youth gain their voice, get involved, and be productive members of their communities.

Cady Horobin-Wohlers

Program Manager (LEARN)
Cady believes being a HOPE Dealer means promoting healing and creating opportunities for youth to experience transformative change to figure out who they are…

Frank Sila

Youth Engagement Coordinator
The core of Hope dealing for me revolves around relationships. Believing that life is an accumulation of relationships, be it with myself, my God, loved ones…

Regan Overholt

Director of Operations
Regan believes a HOPE dealer inspires youth to challenge themselves to be the best they can be without limiting their vision or opportunity. HOPE dealers…

Vinnicius Silva

Program Coordinator
Vinnicius believes Being a HOPE dealer to me is to embody leadership through servitude and creating space for the hidden to be public.

Felicia Alling

Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Communications

Sydney Spitzer

Youth Engagement Coordinator
Sydney Spitzer is a youth engagement coordinator for the Learn team.

Rachel Minnick

Director of the Youth & Family Collective
Rachel Minnick is the director of the youth & family collective.

Brian Vargas

Program Manager (YFC)
Brian helps YFC partners with grant paperwork and organization; making sure they have everything they need to submit a successful grant report. Brian has…

Sam Valenzuela

Video Project Coordinator
Sam feels strongly about building up the next generation of our communities. He believes its important for youth to know that they have a voice and…

Terry Jones

Program Manager (TRUST 1)
Terry has worked with youth for a long time in the Sacramento community, and she has consistently seen how they have lost faith in having real conversations…

Teresa Stark

Director, State Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente

Staci Anderson

President and Chief Executive Officer
Staci has worked in the nonprofit sector for the majority of her career and she works hard to make sure young people, our communities, and our staff are…

Sonya Bradly

Board Chair
Chief Marketing Officer, Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau

Sarbjit Nahal

Director of Programs
Sarbjit is a passionate lifelong educator focused on empowering at risk youth and helping them create a better future for themselves. As a public school…

Robert W. Maynard

Vice Chair
Robert Maynard is Chief of our board team. California Highway Patrol, Retired.

Phyllis Deats

Chief Financial Officer
Phyllis is a highly organized leader in Finance, Operations, Human Resources and Project Management. She has been acknowledged as a highly effective partner…

Mathew Burgess

Board Member

Leslie Mcfadden

Board Secretary

Esther Njuguna

Human Resource & Finance Manager
Esther believes being a Hope Dealer means I have a chance to transform a youth’s life for the better by providing resources and an avenue where they feel…

Lydia Vi

Communications  Manager
Lydia’s heart is simple: she has a passion for telling stories and bringing a voice to the voiceless. As the Communications Manager, she develops and…

Dan Fowler

Board Member
VP, Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure, VSP Global

David Augusto

Program Manager (LEARN)
David is a Program Manager who is committed to ensuring the next generation is equipped with skills and experience to become agents of change. He is…

Vicki Spano

Executive Assistant
Vicki’s organizational expertise helps the PRO office run smoothly and efficiently.

Angie Medina

Director of Strategic Planning and Grant Management
Angie is committed to addressing inequities in our communities, and is dedicated to continuously improving processes to deliver greater impact.

Alysa Caamal

Program Manager (TRUST 2)
With dedication and the determination to pursue positive and healthy relationships, I continuously challenge myself to promote a safe and welcoming…