Winner: Award of Excellence in Youth Development
CA Youth Think Tank

Students representing 82 public and private schools statewide have been selected to participate in the 2014 California Youth Think Tank summer leadership program Story


MESA National STEM Award

Young Center scholar Jacque Sanchez is one of four students from Markham Middle School in Watts who took top honors at the MESA USA national engineering contest.  Article

Youth Ambassadors

Youth Ambassadors met with state legislators and Dept. of Education officials in Sacramento to present their findings and proposals on the critical shortage of counselors in CA public schools.  Story

Special Tribute

The Young Center staff and student alumni everywhere, mourn the loss of Dr. Maya Angelou – educator, scholar, poet laureate, and inspiration to all humanity.  Her courage in the face of adversity gave hope to the hopeless and taught us all how to find the strength to “RISE” again.


Maya Angelou


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