Youth Leadership Academy

Youth Leadership Academy

In partnership with Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), PRO Youth & Families is launching the Youth Leadership Academy for high school juniors and seniors. The Youth Leadership Academy is an opportunity for students from across SACOG’s six counties (Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba, Placer, and El Dorado) to weigh in on policies surrounding transportation, land use, affordable housing, and environmental impacts of development. Participants in the program will participate in monthly training including civic engagement and professional development activities, as well as interact with SACOG’s board members who hold elected offices across the region.

Program Goals

  • Learn how communities are shaped by people and policies.
  • Discover career opportunities in government, planning, and civic engagement.
  • Connect with elected officials, community activists, organizers, and non-profit leaders.
  • Engage in local and regional government.

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How does this program make a difference?

This program bridges the gap between youth and local leaders.

What is in it for you?

  • Have fun and be collaborative with students from around the region.
  • Learn how to make a difference in your community.
  • Learn how to affect policy in your city.
  • Something to add to your college applications.

Is there a stipend?

No Stipend is offered at the moment.

Is it an open enrollment program?

Sites and schools served

open to all juniors and seniors in the following counties: Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba, Placer, and El Dorado.

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