Empower youth as change-agents to improve mental wellness for themselves, peers, families, and community through work-based learning opportunities

Our Market

Youth Ages 12-18 attending program-site schools through Sacramento City Unified School District*

*Eligibility based on current partnerships/funding source from SCUSD

Key Components

  1. Network of Community-based organizations to
  2. Learn: youth engage in 20-hours of mental wellness literacy training (PRO Youth and Families’ Mental Wellness Champions Program)
  3. Earn: youth engaged in 20-hours of service/applied-work projects supporting mental wellness public awareness campaigns, peers support, and/or advocacy. Youth earn a $500 stipend.

Program Highlights

  • Program was piloted in the Summer/Fall 2021 with 60 youth and 6 CBO Partners with support from Sutter Health Foundation.