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

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

Member of CA FWD Young Leaders Advisory Council Elected to Lead CSU Student Association
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Isaac Alferos aims to address educational and basic needs gaps only made worse by the pandemic

Highlighting the Importance of the Youth Vote Ahead of California’s Recall Election
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CA FWD’s Young Leaders Advisory Council host rundown on helping youth voters be heard through the ballot box

CA FWD Young Leaders Advisory Council Welcomes New Members
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Council introducing 16 new members to the dynamic group of policy-focused young leaders

PolicyWise Podcast

PolicyWise S3 E3: yli30 Statewide Youth Panel
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Members of the Youth Leadership Institute’s Statewide Youth Panel join the podcast to talk about the challenges of advocating for change as a young leader

PolicyWise S3 E2: International Persons with Disabilities Day
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This episode highlights the challenges of navigating life and education systems with disabilities

PolicyWise Episode 26: Equity Within the Cannabis Industry
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This week, the podcasts discusses racial equity and community reinvestment after five years after cannabis legalization in California

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