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

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

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.

PolicyWise Podcast

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

PolicyWise Episode 25: Closing the Digital Divide with Jacob Martinez
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Digital NEST founder talks about closing the digital divide to give underserved communities and youth equal opportunity

PolicyWise Episode 24: Pride Month with Jewel Hurtado
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Kingsburg city councilmember and youngest elected official in the region advocates for the LGBTQ+ community in the Central Valley town

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