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                         A core element of our program is training and supporting youth to create a sustainable cooperative,                               youth owned and managed economic enterprise through both art and land organizing. WE will also engage the youth's families in attending, supporting youth events and enterprises and believe that youth will continue to invest in these enterprises because of the relationships and ownership they will have.


The Stockton Youth Self-Determination Project is a peer-led support and leadership program to build the capacity of Stockton's marginalized youth to heal while transforming the systems that are oppressing them. This program is powered by The Echo Chamber Project.

                                     Elevate Youth California, a project of The Center at Sierra Health Foundation under contract with the state of California's Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), is funded through the DHCS Proposition 64 California. Cannabis Tax Fund, Allocation 3, Youth Education Prevention Early Intervention and Treatment Account.


Elevate Youth California is a statewide program supporting community-led youth development and activism in youth of color ages 12 to 26 to prevent youth substance use disorder.

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If you are interested in Volunteering or are a youth that would like to work for the SYSD please fill out an interest form and we will contact you shortly! 

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