Elevating Youth Voice and Leadership
246 Grant Awards
53 California Counties
189.224 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, $189.224 million has been invested to date for funding and technical assistance from 2020-2024. 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
- Technical Assistance
- TA resources and an archive of training webinars
- Publications and branding
- Web Sites
- Links to resources from the field
- Links to tools and toolkits
Elevate Youth California 2022 Annual Report highlights program and partner successes
The Department of Health Care Services and The Center today released the Elevate Youth California 2022 Annual Report (.pdf), which highlights grantee partner accomplishments; local movement building; youth empowerment, leadership and development; demographics of youth who are engaged; capacity building activities and funding awarded.