Elevating Youth Voice and Leadership
58 Community Partners
35 California Counties
55.893 Million Dollars
Youth activism, mentoring and peer support to prevent youth substance disorder
Elevating leaders in underserved communities of color and LGBTQ+ youth who seek change for their peers, their community and themselves.
Rising Together for Change
Elevate Youth California
This statewide program prioritizes youth leadership in under-resourced communities harmed by the War on Drugs. Communities of color endure the consequences of systemic racism in all aspects of their lives, including punitive physical, emotional and economic impacts.
It’s time to invest in healing. It’s time to invest in change. Through the Department of Health Care Services, $21.5 million in funding and technical assistance is being invested in 2020. Funding supports partners working with youth advocates to build their power and leadership skills. We are committed to a movement that elevates our youths’ future.
Youth of Color
Elevate Youth California Funding Opportunity: Supporting Capacity Building for Community Organizations
With grants up to $300,000 over two years, this funding opportunity will strengthen the capacity of emerging grassroots community-based organizations and Tribal organizations throughout California to use innovative programs/practices for substance use disorder prevention. The programmatic activities should use a social justice youth development approach and must be focused on the following: 1. Investing in youth empowerment, leadership and development and 2. Implementing programs through the cultural lens of the impacted community. Applications are due by June 23 at 1 p.m. PT.
Access the Request for Applications for a full funding overview and information about webinars and office hour opportunities.