Youth Power Summit

August 10-13, 2018

UC Davis | California State Capitol


Across California, young people are leading campaigns for racial and economic justice. They are fighting for quality schools, an end to youth incarceration, immigrant rights, healthy environments and communities, and more. The Youth Power Summit is an opportunity for these diverse movements to come together and advance a new vision for California.

A multi-faceted youth conference, the Youth Power Summit 2018 will feature dozens of workshops, arts and culture programming, and entertainment options along with the following central elements:

  • Youth Power to the Polls — A forum featuring candidates campaigning to be the next state superintendent of education. The candidates will speak directly to youth and community leaders and answer questions about their plans to ensure equity and justice for California’s students.
  • Youth Power to the Capitol — An advocacy day at the State Capitol, where youth will rally, share their stories with over 100 state legislators, and advocate for community-driven policies.

Join us to ensure that the diverse and powerful voices of youth and community leaders shape, inform, and advance policies and narratives that result in a more just and equitable California for all.

Hosted by PolicyLink, the Youth Power Summit is made possible by the fundraising efforts of the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color and with the generous support from the following institutions:


  • California Community Foundation
  • East Bay Community Foundation
  • Latino Community Foundation
  • Liberty Hill Foundation
  • Rosenberg Foundation
  • Sierra Health Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • The San Francisco Foundation
  • Weingart Foundation


  • Alliance for Boys and Men of Colo
  • Alliance for Education Solutions
  • Bay Area Community Resources
  • Black Organizing Project
  • Brothers, Sons, Selves, Coalition
  • California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice
  • Californians for Justice
  • California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA)
  • California Opportunity Youth Network
  • California Youth Connection
  • Coachella Building Healthy Communities
  • Coalition for Responsible Community Development
  • Coleman Advocates
  • Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE)
  • Community Coalition
  • Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ)
  • Central Valley Freedom Summer at UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz
  • Del Norte and Adjacent Tribal Lands Building Healthy Communities
  • Dolores Huerta Foundation
  • The Education Trust-West
  • Faith In Action / LIVE FREE
  • Fathers & Families of San Joaquin
  • Fresno Barrios
  • InnerCity Struggle
  • Khmer Girls in Action
  • Mental Health America of San Diego County
  • Mid-City CAN
  • MILPA Collective
  • Movement Strategy Center
  • National Youth Alliance for Boys and Men of Color
  • North Bay Organizing Project
  • Opportunity Youth United
  • PolicyLink
  • Resilience Orange County
  • Rock the Vote
  • RYSE Center
  • Sacramento Area Youth Speaks
  • Sacramento Building Healthy Communities
  • SF Magic Zone
  • Sigma Beta Xi Inc.
  • Silicon Valley De-Bug
  • Sister Warriors Freedom Coalition
  • Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
  • The Warrior Institute
  • True North Organizing Network
  • Urban Peace Movement
  • Urban Strategies Council
  • YO! California
  • Young Women’s Freedom Center
  • YouthBuild
  • Youth Leadership Institute
  • Youth Justice Coalition