We are dedicated to building a better California in which all children can thrive

We’re organizing to build youth power, to win greater investments in children and youth and to build partnerships locally and statewide that improve how systems and policies support our most vulnerable kids. By lifting up all children, we build stronger families and communities.

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Youth Initiatives

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Youth Leadership

Youth Forward provides training and support to young people in leadership and organizing.

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Youth Justice

Youth Forward is organizing to support system-impacted youth.

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Mental Health

Youth Forward works in our local high schools to support youth mental health.

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Cannabis Policy

Youth Forward works to develop youth prevention programs funded by state cannabis tax revenues.

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Funding Opportunities for Community-Based Organizations via Prop 64

Since voters legalized cannabis in 2016, the state has been […]

CNRA Youth Community Access Grant Program

The Youth Community Access Grant Program solicitation is now closed. […]

California Community Reinvestment Grants Program

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is […]

DHCS Youth SUD Prevention Program/Elevate Youth California

This statewide program prioritizes youth leadership in under-resourced communities harmed […]

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