To advance the purpose and vision of YO! Cali, the network is focused on these initial goals:

  • Build youth organizing infrastructure by providing deeper support to proven youth organizing groups and nurturing emerging youth organizing efforts.
  • Practice a holistic model of youth engagement and organizing that blends personal transformation, growth, and healing with youth organizing, systems change campaigns, and movement building.
  • Create a statewide space for youth leadership and strategy to elevate and connect place-based campaigns to build power for greater impact.
  • Widen funder interest and long-term investment in youth organizing as a viable strategy for youth leadership development, community transformation and systems change.