Elevating Youth Voice and Leadership
76 Community Partners
40 California Counties
61.623 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, $61.623 million in funding and technical assistance is being invested in 2020-2021. 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
With grants up to $1 million over three years, this funding opportunity will support community-based organizations and Tribal organizations throughout California that focus on youth activism, support youth and young adults through mentoring and/or peer-to-peer support to educate communities, change social norms around substance use, and prevent harms and risks associated with substance use. Applications are due by September 27 at 1 p.m. PT.