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Youth Partnership

Elevate Youth Solano

Elevate Youth Solano (EYS) 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.  Participates can be nominated to serve as Elevate Youth Solano Scholars with up to $1500 stipends to address social determinants within Solano County.


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

Elevate Youth Solano (EYS) celebrates another successful program year, building on the great work from previous cohorts through community engagement, leadership, and advocacy. EYS is a group of diverse youth advocates who understand that their voices and perspectives matter and are working towards building communities that are just, healthy, safe, and supportive of their unique needs.

Elevate Youth Solano Scholars


Hanna Boyer

Miles Cadabes

Mariana Ceasar

Kaylonnie Davis

Khaleeah Davis

Ariam Jae M. Changcoco

Abbigail Gonzalez  

Shaniya Jackson Johnson

Dianie Merine

Tamia Reid

Natalia Takeuchilunamcgee

Esella Turcios

Lena Turcios

Samara Garcia Vasquez

Salihah Ward


Ayana Arenas

Harrison Brown

Miles Cadabes

Abbigail Gonzalez

Nakaila Ingram

Evan Ryan Labbao

Jayla Lawerence

Pylrissa Maasin

Dianie Merine

Tamia Reid

Jenifer Valdivia Ramos

Shadia Wade


Emanuel Aguilar Alvarado

Alivia Bowman

Chaura Clark

Severiana Davis

Nathaniel Ewing

Kunal Gir

Bonika Gudeta

Jonathan Hargraves

Sterling Henderson

Brandon Horton

Kavi Johnson

Celia Lee

Lyrissa Maasin

Gabriella Macariola

Rachael Maldonado

Genesis Miguel

Jaidyn Morgan

Kimmy Nguyen

Saniya Fredy Pereira

Kristanee Sturm-Johnson

Indigo Washington


Participants in Elevate Youth Solano:

  • 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 

For more information, contact:

Erica Parpan
Senior Community Specialist    
(707) 230-6546

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​“Fighting Back Partnership’s Elevate Youth Solano project is supported by Elevate Youth California, which is managed by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation under contract with the State of California’s Department of Health Care Services through Proposition 64, California Cannabis Tax Fund, Allocation 3, Youth Education Prevention Early Intervention and Treatment Account.”

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