The CA FWD Young Leaders Advisory Council is composed of Californians ages 17-24 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 Californians Hold the Key to a Reimagined California Economy
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How CA FWD’s Young Leaders Advisory Council is lifting up youth voices in a California county

Partnership Aims to Amplify Youth Voices to Shape the Future of Orange County
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CA FWD’s Young Leaders Advisory Council calling on youth populations to help answer vital economic questions

CA FWD Young Leaders Advisory Council Welcomes New Members for 2023-24
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Thirteen leaders join the Council aimed at boosting authentic youth engagement in priority issues and economic development

Members reflect back on energizing work in CA FWD’s Young Leaders Advisory Council
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Departing leaders share their experience creating robust connections and engagement in policy work

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