By Nick Sestanovich
Youth ages 14 to 21 who want to make a difference in their communities will have an opportunity to do so through Solano Youth Coalition. Applications are currently being accepted for new members.
SYC’s mission is to raise awareness through advocacy for safe and healthier choices in communities through open conversations, participation and collaboration among a new generation of youth advocates, according to a Solano County Office of Education news release. SYC is overseen by SCOE and partners with Solano’s Friday Night Live, a social advocacy program for high schoolers that promotes healthy lifestyles for all youth.
“I encourage all youth to explore programs like the Solano Youth Coalition,” Lisette Estrella-Henderson, Solano County superintendent of schools, said in a statement. “Involvement in programs like this increase youth connectedness to their communities and provides unique opportunities for young people to realize their strengths and discover their passions.”