8:40 AM - 9:10 AM PDT

MAIN STAGE - Panel: Investing in Youth: A Conversation with Dr. Robert K. Ross and The California Endowment President’s Youth Council

The President's Youth Council’s (PYC) youth engagement model focuses on wellness, equity, access, narrative, and social change for youth power and systems change. The PYC has influenced The California Endowment's (TCE) youth development and leadership strategies and has served as a precursor to TCE’s Advancing Racial Equity process. Learn more about the innovative practice of engaging young people as authentic thought-partners and how youth-led and -shaped narrative change, empowerment, and governance is critical for movement work. 

SOCAP Main Stage programming runs from 8:00 AM-10:30 AM PST

Recommended Materials in Preparation for this Panel 

1.Bob’s Blog - Memo to Foundation CEO’s: Get a Youth Council  
2.PYC Memo (2018)
3.PYC Action Plan (2020) 
4.PYC Video 


Robert K. Ross M.D

President and Chief Executive Officer

CA Endowment

Leslie (Lupe) Renteria Salome

PYC Ambassadors for Youth

President’s Youth Council (PYC)

Karla Ortiz

PYC Ambassadors for Youth

President’s Youth Council (PYC)

Jahiem Jones



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