Sacramento youth now have a “one-stop shop” to find virtual opportunities, support and resources.
As the coronavirus pandemic put restrictions on activities and opportunities for Sacramento residents, many youth-serving organizations began transitioning their programs and services to virtual platforms.
In response, the City’s Office of Youth Development this month launched a website that curates youth-centered programs and online resources for young people in Sacramento and the adults that support them.
“After much stakeholder input, we’re proud to release Youth Link Sac as a tool for Sacramento youth, their families and adult allies,” said Lindee Lane, the City’s Youth Development Policy Manager. “Youth Link collects and curates local virtual youth opportunities, as well as youth and family resources — including COVID-19 specific resources — into one centralized online hub.”
The City is also asking for youth service providers to submit information for their programs or activities not yet listed on the website.
Youth Link Sacramento currently contains more than 250 resources, programs and activities.
“Youth Link Sac brings attention to opportunities that already exist around Sacramento and promotes them, on a common platform, making youth involvement less intimidating,” said Tiffany Chan, Inderkum High School Junior and “Virtual Summer @ City Hall” participant. “Its personalized features allow youth to find a program that they find exciting and engaging all in one location.”
Once the coronavirus pandemic has passed, the Youth Link website will continue to provide general resources for Sacramento youth.