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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CA FWD Young Leaders

Armando Sepulveda II
Maxwell Johnson
Chelsea Acevedo
Julia Paccone

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Council News

Digital Equity, Connectivity and the Web of Mutuality
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CA FWD Young Leaders Advisory Council members weigh in on their discussion with Assemblymembers about broadband and what needs to be done to secure an equitable digital future.

Turning Roadblocks into Roadmaps
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Learn more about the CA FWD Young Leaders Advisory Council

Facing the Digital Divide in College
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Imperial Valley student leader outlines the obstacles facing higher education as it tries to support students experiencing technical and social disconnections in a virtual learning environment

VIDEO: Empowering Young Leaders to Build Equitable Economies in California
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Inclusive economic planning means also seeing the youth voice as an asset in policymaking

PolicyWise Podcast

Episode 22: The CSU System with Dr. Joseph Castro
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Hosts Demetria Wack and Michael Wiafe talk to the leader of the largest four-year public university system in the country

Episode 21: Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Gia Vang and Wenda Fong
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This week’s guests discuss representation, anti-Asian violence and how they have kept their heritage close to them as they’ve progressed in their careers

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