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Young Center Ambassadors to meet with state officials over counseling crisis in public schools

A distinguished group of youth leaders representing school districts from San Diego to San Jose has been selected by the Young Center to serve as California State Youth Ambassadors for the 2013-2014 school year.

This Spring, the Youth Ambassadors will travel to the State Capitol in Sacramento to meet with state lawmakers and education officials at the Department of Education to discuss and propose solutions to the critical lack of counseling services for students in CA public schools.

Youth Ambassadors will participate throughout the school year in a variety of activities and media events designed to promote literacy, diversity, and higher education for all youth. > Full Story


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Applications now being accepted for 2014 California Youth Think Tank Leadership Program at USC.  Learn More

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Felipe Hernandez

Young Center alum and Fulbright Scholar Felipe Hernandez (2006-08) credits the Young Center with helping him avoid a life of gangs, drugs, and violence. Story

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On behalf of everyone at the Young Center, I'd like to welcome you to our website.  Here you will find valuable information about our organization’s mission, history, programs, and how you can get involved and support our efforts through your charitable donations and becoming a volunteer. 

    Your support has enabled us to transform lives and create opportunities for thousands of deserving students to realize their full potential for success in life.  That’s powerful!  We value your input and welcome the opportunity to work with you in the near future.     

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The Young Center for Academic & Cultural Enrichment is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2000 as a national model for the training and development of America’s next generation of leaders.  Students from over 250 schools have participated in our award-winning educational programs and our distinguished alumni have been accepted at over 70 U. S. colleges and universities.

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