Youth Action Network Pop-Up Events
Join us on Wednesday, April 27th
from 2:00-5:00 pm for the first Pop-Up Event!
Our first pop-up event will be at Laurel Park in Santa Cruz in partnership with the Teen Center and London Nelson on April 27th from 2:00-5:00 pm.

The YAN Steering Committee Team is creating a new, fun, and meaningful way to bring everyone in the network, youth, and community members together. Our goal for the pop-up event is to connect youth 11-21 to youth programs, resources, and local leaders through games, activities, food, and fun!

At the pop-ups, we plan to include:
- Interactive tables focused on youth resources, programs, leadership opportunities
-Small field games & activities
-Raffle Prizes
-Food & music! (first 50 people will receive free tacos!)

We hope to see you there!
We will be hosting Pop-Up Events in different parts of the county from
April to July.

Follow this link to learn about our other event dates and times:
Host a Table at a Pop-Up
If your organization or student group is interested in hosting a table at an event, please reach out to
Become a sponsor of this year’s YAN Pop-up events and be noticed!
We market the event on multiple social media platforms, print media, online community calendars, our website, and direct emails reaching thousands across Santa Cruz County, driving traffic to our United Way. To discover all the benefits of your sponsorship, including a corporate team volunteer engagement day, email
Youth Voice & Youth Leadership Opportunities
In Bloom Concert! Hosted by Digital Nest E-Unit
Events-Unit is excited to host our “In Bloom: Mini-Festival”!

They are collaborating with @milpacollective ,@artedelcorazon and @xxiiihrs to host a free event with live music featuring local music artists: 1 AM, DannyV, Gabi Bravo, and Enchilados. They will also have raffles and various local art vendors.

Join Digital Nest on 4/22, from 4:30-7:30 pm @ Romo Park (335 Main Street, Watsonville). 🎤🌼🎶

*Face masks are encouraged*
Your Future is Our Business
Career Exploration Scholarship 2021-22
YFIOB's Career Exploration Scholarship is now open for students to apply! Students will have the opportunity to win one of fourteen $1,000 scholarships. This scholarship is for Santa Cruz County Students to discover a fulfilling and successful career.

This scholarship can be utilized in exploring different types of career options such as a post-secondary or trade program and/or attending work-based learning opportunities such as after-school programs, summer camps, and other related career programs.

Follow this link to apply: click here
City of Capitola Youth Advisory Board & Job Opportunities
The City of Capitola is looking for youth to serve on the following boards, commissions, and committees:

  • Art and Cultural Commission
  • Finance Advisory Committee
  • Historical Museum Board
  • Commission on the Environment

Youth members do not have to live in Capitola BUT should live within Soquel Union Elementary School District, or attend Soquel, Harbor, or Aptos High School. 

Interested in learning more and applying? Follow this link: click here

Capitola Parks and Recreation are also looking to hire Recreation Leader Positions I/II for this summer! To learn more about the roles please follow this link: click here

Applications can be submitted to Nikki Bryant LeBlond at or at the Department at the City of Capitola, 440 Jade St, Capitola CA 95010.
Jóvenes SANOS Newsletter
Please feel free to read Jóvenes Sanos' 2021 Fall Newsletter!

“Developing the youth leaders of tomorrow, by creating a healthier community today”

If you are interested in joining, register for more information:
Youth for Environmental Action Summit 2022
Youth for Environmental Action is hosting our annual environmental summit! With an aim to collaborate our students and community members for the sake of the health of our planet, our summit theme this year is: Connecting our Community for Environmental Justice and Action.

Available spots are limited. Register with the link: or email them:
Santa Cruz Public Library Teen Programs
  • Advisory Council for Teens @ North County (Ages 12 to 18) They meet every 2nd Sunday of the month at the Felton Teen Room from 2pm to 4pm. The main focus of the ACT is young adult services, including programs, events, spaces, and policies. This is a good opportunity for students to fulfill community service credits, obtain job skills, develop leadership abilities, and acquire college extracurricular experience. Also, ACT is a great outlet to meet great friends and most importantly, have fun with other like-minded individuals.
  • Teen Zine Club (Ages 12 to 18) They meet every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at the Felton Community Room from 12pm to 1:30pm. We just get together to create zines!
  • Coding Basics: Scratch 101 (Ages 8 to 12) New program for Tweens! They are going to meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month in the Felton Community room from 11am to 12 pm.They are going to learn the basics of coding and build a simple platform game! 

To Learn more bout Santa Cruz Public Library Teen Programs: click here
Everett Impactathon
Join the Everett Program and Digital Nest for the next Everett Impactathon in collaboration with the Digital NEST, "Visualizing Inequality: Moving towards Data Justice" on April 23rd!

Impactathons are free weekend events focused on teaching youth about social justice and technology. This Impactathon will focus on data science, visualization, and community justice. Hope to see you there!

Register Here:
For more information, please reach out:
Job Opportunity: Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Coordinator
The Probation Department Juvenile Division is creating a Youth-led Advisory Council to inform Probation and partners of gaps, opportunities, and initiatives important to youth and emerging adults involved in the criminal justice system and their families/caregivers. The YAC Coordinator will work closely with youth and emerging adults who have applied and/or been selected to participate on the council. The coordinator will be responsible for providing guidance and structure to the council members in a mentorship/leadership capacity.

Follow this link to read the full job description:click here

The deadline to submit interest in this project is: May 1, 2022

Submit interest to Rob Doty at and Sara Jamison at
Community Events & Resources
United 4 Youth Live Oak: Free Homework Club
The United 4 Youth Live Oak homework club is off and running with sessions held every Monday evening. Activities are distributed amongst all of the Live Oak program partners (Live Oak Community Resources, Monarch Services, Walnut Avenue Family & Women Center, and Yoga for All Movement) alternating days to ensure an array of resources are available to the participating Live Oak community.

When: Monday's from 4:00-6:00pm

Contact: Meridith Cook
Phone: 831-476-7284 ext. 104
Santa Cruz County Schools
Student & Family Behavioral Health Supports 

SIBHI (Schools Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative) and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education created a robust list of student and family behavioral health resources. Please follow this link to for Student & Family Behavioral Health Resources
Want to learn more about who is a part of the
network and how to join: click here

We continue to connect with partners who are committed to amplifying youth voices. If you are interested in getting involved or joining as a YAN General Member, please reach out to us!

Youth Action Network

Amanda Gamban


4450 Capitola Rd, Ste 106
Capitola, CA 95010

PHONE | [831.479.5466]
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