City awards $175,000 in grants to youth development organizations

In line with the Citywide Youth Development Plan, the City of Sacramento selected several youth development organizations to receive one-time grants of $25,000 each.

Each non-profit organization provides 21st Century Skill-Building activities to Sacramento youth. This grant accommodation aligns with the Plan’s goal of strengthening youth skills such as leadership, life resiliency, workforce development, and social-emotional development.

The following organizations will receive a $25,000 grant to support youth development activities:

  • The Alliance for Education Solutions (AES) –increase support to engage youth not already affiliated with AES and improve the youth development experience for the expanded target population.
  • The Hawk Institute – expansion of the Learning Community to serve an additional 100 students, increasing the educational, career, and personal successes of African American youth.
  • Girls Self-Esteem Program – program expansion to increase the number of new girls, teens, and women up to age 24 receiving educational opportunities through arts, culture, social justice, and life skill-based etiquette.
  • Street Soccer USA – strengthen quality and increase engagement of the program, which uses the power of soccer to help youth and adults of all backgrounds discover their strengths and take positive steps forward in their lives.
  • CELI Inc. – increase support services for youth ages 13-15 through college and career preparedness programs for low income students living in Sacramento’s Promise Zone.
  • Yisrael Family Urban Farm – strengthen Project Good, a program that engages and empowers low-income youth through urban agriculture.
  • Gang Prevention & Awareness (G.A.P.) – expansion of the Inside-Out mentor program which builds relationships and skills both inside and outside juvenile prisons.
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