Youth Power Summer 2020

YO! California, along with Power California, the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, PolicyLink, network partners, and youth leaders, invite you to participate in Youth Power Summer 2020 culminating with a virtual statewide Youth Power Assembly on July 31. Youth Power Summer kicks off on July 1, 2020 and includes activities intended to build connections, leadership skills, and power for youth leaders and organizers across California during this critical political moment. Please see below for specific activities and registration information:

Youth Power Assembly [CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Friday, July 31, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Click here for the agenda and details for the Youth Power Assembly and Town Hall sessions.

Join hundreds of youth leaders and organizers for a virtual statewide Youth Power Assembly to build connections, discuss issues, and vote on a statewide platform of youth-centered solutions and demands, especially in the context of COVID-19, the current movement demanding justice for Black lives, and long-term issues.

Town Hall Forum issue breakout sessions

Click here for more details and links to join the Town Hall sessions.

Friday, July 31, 3:00 – 4:15pm

Immediately following the Assembly, youth leaders will have an opportunity to join a Town Hall Forum issue breakout session to hear youth testimonies, push specific solutions related to priority issue areas, and engage in dialogue with state-level decision-makers. 

Ending the Criminalization of Youth  / Defunding the Police / Ending Police Brutality
Educational Justice
Immigration / Ending Detention
Environmental and Climate Justice
Economic Justice / Just Recovery / Employment

Statewide Youth-Led Demands Platform

As part of the build-up to Youth Power Summer, youth leaders have identified key issues to build a statewide, youth-centered platform, which will be officialy launched during the Youth Power Assembly on July 31.  Our hope is to make connections between the current uprising demanding justice for Black lives, the COVID-19 pandemic, and long-term issues impacting Black, Indigenous, and other youth of color in the statewide platform. The statewide platform addresses the following key issues:

  • Youth Power and Decision-Making
  • Youth Justice: Ending the Criminalization of Youth  / Defunding the Police / Ending Police Brutality
  • Educational Justice
  • Immigration / Ending Detention
  • Environmental and Climate Justice
  • Economic Justice / Just Recovery / Employment
  • Health / Mental Health
  • Housing Justice