The CA FWD Young Leaders Advisory Council is composed of Californians ages 16-24 from diverse backgrounds who are committed to intergenerational collaboration in engaging underrepresented communities with the policy-making process through personal narratives and data-based recommendations.

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Council News

CA FWD Young Leaders Advisory Council Welcomes New Members for 2022-23
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Council introducing 12 new members to the dynamic group of policy-focused young leaders

CA FWD Young Leaders Advisory Council Releases 2022 Call to Action
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Read this year’s recommended actions toward climate resiliency, educational equity and criminal justice reform

PolicyWise S3 E8: Young Leaders Take the Stage at the California Economic Summit
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A special look back at the Summit session featuring members of the CA FWD’s Young Leaders Advisory Council

Young Leaders Collaborate to Envision Broadband for All in California
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CA FWD Young Leaders Advisory Council partners with NEO Connect to increase access to broadband in the Central Sierra

PolicyWise Podcast

PolicyWise S3 E17: Podcast Says Farewell to Founding Co-Host Michael Wiafe
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Departing co-host takes a look back at the podcast’s conversations aimed at getting young people involved

PolicyWise Podcast: Madera Youth Talk About Pandemic’s Impact on Community
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Six young people discuss their pandemic and quarantine experiences in the Central Valley

PolicyWise Podcast: Fresno Youth Share Their Vaccination Stories
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In this week’s episode, two Fresno youth share their experiences getting vaccinated while living in an anti-vaccination household

The Young Leaders Advisory Council is a partnership between CA FWD and the Youth Leadership Institute