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Youth Civic Empowerment Opportunities


Civic empowerment is a path to healthier youth! There are currently some open opportunities for youth to gain skills and opportunities to advocate for community health:

  • The Youth Climate Ambassadors Leadership Program brings 9-12th grade students from across San Mateo County together to take climate action into their own hands. Students will gain a diverse set of skills related to sustainability and climate action. Apply by September 5.
  • StarVista’s Health Ambassador Program-Youth (HAP-Y) program trains youth ages 16-24 in mental wellness, signs and risks of suicide, suicide prevention, and how to access mental health services. Trained Health Ambassadors can help raise awareness and increase access to behavioral health services. Apply by September 1.
  • Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) is actively recruiting for multiple programs for youth and young adults with lived experience of the school-to-prison pipeline and justice systems involvement. Young people can learn about systems advocacy, develop professional skills, and become a peer advocate. For more information about open opportunities please contact Kate Hiester ( or 650-213-6794).

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