The Marin City Youth Council in a subcommittee of the Marin City Community Services District Board. The program has been developed to Ignite Action For Change, One Leader At a Time. The initial pilot site in is Marin City, CA under innovative direction of the Marin City Community Services District and launched in September of 2014. The program is designed to increase capacity for youth serving organizations to integrate or strengthen leadership and social entrepreunership training. Through leadership development communities can be transformed.
Vision and Mission
To ignite action for change in at risk and undeserved areas through identifying and building effective leaders of all ages who will be empowered to advocate, serve, and implement change in their communities.
Using applied training techniques during a one year train the trainer program in effective marketing, advocacy, communication, civic engagement, entrepreneurship, and business/organizational development, future leaders learn through doing and have an immediate impact on their community. By leveraging current programs and community partners, leadership as a vehicle for community development creates ownership and can promote significant institutional change.
Year Two Strategic Direction
Marin City has a serious lack of access to food and is an established food desert with zero establishments that qualify as "healthy" food outlets. MCCSD manages the Marin City CX3 project in collaboration with the County of Marin and has taken the steps to pass policy and work towards having healthy food options in Marin City. Students in year one will work with CX3 as well as partnering agencies to advocate for healthy food access, work with agencies to adopt healthy food policies, general community and peer outreach, and will be trained as leader in community wellness advocacy. Learn more about the CX3 Project HERE
Keep up with us!
We are still looking for sponsors for the 2014-2015 year program. To get involved with the Youth Council please contact Teen Coordinator Amber Allen directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-332-1441
Thank you to our current sponsors:
Juvenile Probation Department