Real Talk & Leadership

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Real Talk & Leadership is a leadership and advocacy program that is uniquely tailored to various school sites in Sacramento City Unified School District and Elk Grove Unified School district. This program invites students into a safe space to be able to discuss and explore topics that they’re passionate and/or curious about: immigration rights, healthy relationships, mental health & wellness, substance prevention, voting rights, sex and gender identity, climate justice, racial injustice, and more. From their interest, students are trained to carry out a youth-led advocacy project/campaign by the end of the school year.

Program Goals

  • Increase positive behaviors, reduce risk behaviors, and improve the self-concept of at-risk youth in order to help them make healthy choices and reach their full potential
  • improve academic engagement and achievement and help low-income, at-risk youth set goals for their future by providing

Contact Person

Windy Ly
windyl@proyouthandfamilies.org

How does this program make a difference?

This program strives to help students hone in the ability to analyze their own strengths and weaknesses, set personal and vocational goals, and have the self-esteem, confidence, motivation, and abilities to carry them out (including the ability to establish support networks in order to fully participate in community life and effect positive social change); the ability to guide or direct others on a course of action, influence the opinions and behaviors of others

What is in it for you?

  • Gain community Service Hours
  • Learn what it means to plan and execute projects that are impactful for the community and themselves
  • Gain leadership skills and Strengthening their emotional intelligence and communication skills
  • Improved job readiness
  • resume, cover letters, comfortable with interviews
  • leadership development
  • public speaking, presentation, advocacy, teamwork, democratic leadership, community outreach

Is there a stipend?

No Stipend is offered at the moment.

Is it an open enrollment program?

N/A

Sites and schools served

American Legion HS, Bancroft ES, Florin HS, Jackman MS, Monterey Trail HS, Rosemont HS, Rutter MS, Valley HS

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