Empowering Yolo County Youth to Say "YES!" to Leadership

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Our mission is to empower and encourage youth to say “YES!” to leadership roles and civic engagement in their local communities. 

· Youth will learn how to become leaders in their community in a strictly non-partisan environment with a focus on civic engagement and voter participation as important aspects to becoming a community leader.

· Empower youth to meet and talk to their elected officials about issues that are important to the community and youth. 

· Share with youth the aspects of understanding local issues and how decisions are made by the various local decision making bodies. 


2nd Annual Youth Empowement Summit - March 16, 2019

The first Youth Empowerment Summit was held in March of 2018 at Woodland Community College with 74 students attending. We are hoping to double the attendance at our second event on March 16, 2019. This event is free for all Yolo County High School Students


A Community Effort

YES! is a collaboration between the following Yolo County organizations:

  • Yolo County Elections Office
  • Woodland Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board
  • League of Women Voters
  • Yolo County Office of Education
  • Early Academic Outreach Program at UC Davis
  • Woodland Community College
  • Yolo County Friday Night Live
  • Yolo County Library
  • ASSETs

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