This year's theme "Building Blocks for Strong Communities" will help unite and empower youth to make a difference in their community, increase awareness of cultural diversity and social injustices and promote social, emotional, physical and mental well being.
Based on feedback from last year, the workshops have been divided into four categories: Youth Leadership and Advocacy: The students will learn strategies proven successful in building community based power, effective communication, management and community involvement, advocacy and education, collaboration and teamwork and cultural competency for youth leaders.
Successful Transitions: The students will learn resume writing, job hunting, career planning, college experiences, utilization of resources, collaboration and time management.
Health and Wellness: The students will learn about substance abuse prevention, gang involvement prevention, cultivating positive family relationships, stress management, intimate relationships and meditation.
Learning from our Diverse Communities: The students will learn about the impact of race/racism/privilege, government and policy, society and politics, arts and entertainment.
The students will be able to select two age-appropriate workshops per category and rotate. More than 600 students attended last year and a similar number is expected this year.
If you have any questions, please call Dolores Preciado, deputy superintendent, at (626) 307-3427.