What is in our 2020 Cohort Program?

Free Kick-Off  Webinar

Aug. 1, 10am-12pm PST

An intensive boot camp in summer to kick off the training.

Zoom link: bit.ly/yapa2020kickoff

Advocacy Groups

Aug. 10 - Oct. TBD

The core of the YAPA program is the study groups, where passionate subject experts on local issues mentor high school students to study specific, relevant issues.

Cohort Meetings

Meets every three weeks for team and skill-building. Cohort meeting programs are co-designed and led by student officers.

Youth in Action Conference

Oct. TBD

The YIA conference has three primary objectives: First, to celebrate the accomplishments of students and mentors, Second, to promote youth civic engagement, and Third, to serve as an information exchange between selected, relevant non-profit organizations and students.

Advocacy Groups

Our 2020 program consists of a 10-week Advocacy Group focused on providing students with a small group to study and advocate for a chosen topic with mentors who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the topic. At the end of 10-weeks, each study group will show their efforts as a white paper, an advocacy campaign, or bill proposals or other proper format.

1. Police Reform: Led by Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas

2. Prop 16 (Affirmative Action): Led by Eleanor Yick

3. Environment (Lehigh Cement Plant): Led by Rhoda Fry
4. COVID-19 Education & Economical Impacts: Led by George Yang & Gopal Kumarappan

5. Healthcare & Equity: Led by Dr. Albert Wang, and Ana Sucaldito

6. Mental Health: Led by Hung Wei & Dr. Clifton Der Bing

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