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 dollars has been invested to date for funding and technical assistance is being invested in 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
61 Community-based and Tribal organizations receive $58.5 million for youth substance use prevention
Congratulations to 61 Elevate Youth California community partners that have received awards up to $1 million to develop or increase youth substance use disorder prevention, outreach and education. With more than $58.5 million in funding and technical assistance, the community-based and Tribal organizations will focus on youth activism, mentorship and peer-led supports that lift up youth empowerment and leadership with a focus on impacting policy, systems and environmental change. To date, 246 awards to community-based and Tribal organizations have been made to prevent youth substance use.