Apply to join a diverse group of ten youth aged 16-23 in Sacramento to learn how to advocate for state policies that promote safer streets and better public transportation. The youth in the Walk and Bike Youth Leaders Program will expand their knowledge of advocacy strategies, complete a PhotoVoice project documenting their neighborhood’s current biking and walking conditions, and present at the California Bicycle Summit in Sacramento in October 2017.
As a youth leader, you will learn how to make your community and state a better, safer place to walk and bike and gain experience that will boost your education and career opportunities. You will build relationships among youth leaders across the state, and help shape the program for future youth leaders as part of the very first cohort. You will earn a $200 stipend and the opportunity to tie your experience in the program to the broader pedestrian and bike safety movement.
We seek youth with unique experiences and a strong desire to make their communities better, safer places to live. Persons of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, persons with disabilities, persons who have lived in poverty, ex-offenders, and people fluent in more than one language are strongly encouraged to apply.