In August, Program Assistant Kelsey Reedy participated in a 5-day facilitator training for the Parent Project. This program is geared towards working with parents of difficult teens. She is well-versed in the project, so please reach out if you have any questions.
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On September 10th, multiple of our Leaders tabled at the annual Pride Festival. This was a great opportunity to network and recruit new youth volunteers.
CA Association of Youth Courts (CAYC) Board Meeting
On September 7th, Sacha Marini attended the annual CAYC board meeting in San Francisco. Serving on the statewide board for several years now, it is a great opportunity to keep our isolated rural community connected to the larger movement of youth courts.
CAYC Youth Advisory Council
Leah Selcer has recently been selected to serve as a youth advisor to the CA Assosciation of Youth Courts for 2016-2017. She is one amongst 7 youth. We are pleased to have her function on the state level, and know that she will bring a positive and forward thinking perspective the work.
Student Attorney Training
On September 15th, our Teen Court youth Leaders led a peer-to-peer training to teach 11 jury members how to step up and be student attorneys. Our Leaders shared their personal experiences and knowledge to coach up their peers in this new responsibility.
On September 16th, we welcomed 3 new Leaders to the Leaders program for this school year. We now have 7 youth Leaders who are committing to the Teen Court program on a weekly basis: Leah Selcer, Jenna Osenbaugh, Selena Lopez, Mazzie Stone, Al Villaruel, Alex Pena, Madison Lewis. There is opportunity to
join in with the Leaders program at the start of the second semester.
We hope some of you will consider joining this active and influential group.