Throughout the State, youth are finding their voice and developing skills to effectively advocate, and to move into leadership and decision-making positions. YO! California (Youth Organize California) is building leadership pathways and acting as the anchor organization for youth organizing across the State. Jeremy Lehoud from YO! California spoke with BHC Kern partners about they work they’ve been doing that impacts Kern County Youth.
One of the results has been the newly formed South Kern Youth Advisory Council (SKYAC). Led by Margie Madera from the Lamont Boys and Girls Club and Jose Pinto of the Greenfield Walking Group, SKYAC was created to train, encourage, organize, and mobilize youth aged 15-24. The Council is currently accepting applications from youth interested in participating.