Elevating Youth Voice and Leadership
26 Community Partners
21 California Counties
22.893 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
Thank you to all of the organizations that submitted applications for the second round of Elevate Youth California funding. The Center at Sierra Health Foundation will review all applications using the selection and evaluation criteria in the request for applications. The Center plans to announce awards in early November. Grants up to $1 million over three years will support prevention of youth substance use. Please contact us with any questions.