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 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

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

PolicyWise Podcast

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