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

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

Hollywood Black Lives Matter Protest 2020
We are the Leaders We are Looking For
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The next generation is the now generation that is leading the movement for liberty and justice for all

PolicyWise Podcast

PolicyWise Episode 19: Welcoming New Team Members!
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The PolicyWise team brings on two new members, building on the platform for policy communication to and from youth

PolicyWise Sibling Special Episode 18: Diversifying Healthcare During a Pandemic
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This episode features host Michael Wiafe’s sister, Adwoa Wiafe, a resident physician and discusses disparity of health care for people of color and the need for a more diverse medical field.

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