Youth Partnership (YP) is a dynamic collection of young people who understand that their voices and perspectives matter in building communities that are healthy,
safe, and supportive of their unique needs. This youth-led, adult-guided, school-based program equips high school youth with skills and tools to investigate community issues that matter
to them and design projects or campaigns to address those issues. Youth learn about collaboration, communication, leadership, and community problem-solving. These young people are
working toward a society that just, fair, inclusive, tolerant, and reflective of their values. Participation can also earn community service hours and help to augment their resumes and
college applications with meaningful experiences.
Participants in Youth Partnership:
embrace positive attitudes and beliefs about their capacity to contribute and make a difference
increase youth engagement in their schools’ and communities’ decision-making processes
improve their communication and intrapersonal skills
sharpen their critical thinking and reflective analysis
There is something sublime in the youth who possesses the spirit of boldness and fearlessness who has proper confidence in his ability to do and dare.
– Oreson Swett Marden
To join, youth must attend school at Vallejo, Jesse Bethel, or John Finney High Schools. Meetings are held once a week during the school
year either at lunch or after school. For more information or to join, contact: