California YouthBuild Coalition Comes to Sacramento

Today, 150 California YouthBuild Coalition teenagers, representing 15 cities in California, returned to Sacramento for their annual Government Education Day.  Participants heard from guest speakers including, Senators Jim Beall, Lou Correa, Kevin DeLeon and Andy Vidak and Assemblymember’s Sharon Quirk-Silva and Cristina Garcia, about their successes and the importance of never giving up.

YouthBuild program participants shared their stories of re-entry and educated Legislators, and staff, on what it means to be a part of YouthBuild – bringing awareness to the importance of successful job training programs and second chances for at-risk youth around the state.

The Hernández Strategy Group would like to share some photos from this successful day of advocacy!

image (19)Assemblymember Nora Campos presented program participants with a resolution honoring “YouthBuild Day” in California and recognizing Government Education Day.

image (8) Senator Jim Beall speaking to the group of YouthBuild teenagers.

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Senator Kevin deLeon and Senator Lou Correa speaking to the YouthBuild participants.