NEWS BULLETIN: “Resources for Youth”

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NEWS BULLETIN of “Resources for our Youth”

Courtesy of Faye Kennedy, publisher of the Talking Drum e-newsletter

Youth Travel to D.C.:  Join the Green for All team as we build with youth leaders from around the country at Power Shift 2009 in Washington, D.C.  What is Power Shift? Power Shift is the largest youth-centered conference on green jobs, environmental justice, clean energy solutions, ecological justice, and environmental equity of 2009. Over 10,000 young leaders will gather in the Nation’s capital to strengthen the youth movement for climate and economic solutions, by sharing skills, building bonds, and setting clear plans for action in our communities.  Taking place February 27th – March 2nd, in Washington, D.C.  When you register, be sure to select “Green 4 All” for the question “What coalition member-group are you most affiliated with?”  Apply for a scholarship by going to  For community organizers, campus activists, hip hop artists, high school students, and other low-income young leaders of color who need financial support. Scholarship deadline is Fri-2/13.  E-mail for more info.

SCHOLARSHIP:  CPS Human Resource Services (CPS) through the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) academic scholarship program announces a new $2,500 grant for the education and development of a deserving African-American graduate or undergraduate.  It is designed to develop strategic leaders pursuing studies in the field of public administration or human resource management. For more information on eligibility and to download an application visit the NFBPA website at  Look under the heading “Professional Development.”  But hurry, the deadline for submittal is February 20th.

The California Youth Leadership Forum (YLF).  The YLF 2009 Deadline is extended to February 27th 2009. This is a special invitation for California high school juniors and seniors who have disabilities to apply to come to Sacramento and attend the California Youth Leadership Forum taking place July 26-30, 2009.  Students will have the opportunity to live on a college campus  and join more than 900 alumni from across the state that have been a part of this unique five-day program created specifically for young leaders with disabilities.   There is no cost to attend!  Students who attend YLF make new, life-long friendships and resource connections to help them reach their personal, academic, and career goals.  Alumni of the California Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF) say it has forever changed their lives for the better. You can also go to  for more information and a copy of the application. If you experience any difficulty in filling out this application, we can help you if you please contact the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers at Voice (916) 325-1690, TTY (916) 325-1695, email


Apply for a scholarship presented the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.  As a part of our organization’s community involvement, and an opportunity to help support deserving high school and college students, our chapter offers scholarships to students who meet specific qualifications.   Download application from  Spread the word to eligible students and encourage them to apply.  Scholarship recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony that is tentatively scheduled for May 2009. Deadline to submit an application is March 20, 2009.  For more info call  Mrs. LaCour can be reached at (916) 334-5615 or e-mail at

Black Youth Leadership Project, Inc. presents Legislative Open House for African-American Youth on Fri-3/6 from 8:30 am to 5 pm at the State Capitol in Sacramento.  The Black Youth Leadership Project, Inc. is  hosting a one-day Open House geared toward African-American high school students interested in California politics, public policy, civics, governmental service, and/or community service.   Students will participate with Capitol staff in mock committee hearings and a legislative floor session, passing laws that are important to them.  The purpose of the Open House is to encourage African-American students in grades 9-12 to regularly interact with their state’s political and community leaders and to use this opportunity to discuss the legislative process, timely policy concerns, and the role of democracy and advocacy within our communities. Visit or or Lorreen Pryor at (916)319-3822 for an application.

Legacy Project: Listen to A Life.  The Legacy Project Listen to A Life Contest connects generations through oral history. To enter, a young person must interview an older person about his or her hopes and goals throughout life, how he/she achieved goals and overcame obstacles, or how his/her dreams may have changed along the way. The young person then writes a 300-word essay based on the interview. Maximum award: a Lenovo ThinkCentre, iPod Classic, and $800 worth of Orchard Software; young person’s school receives $25,000 worth of Orchard Software. Eligibility: each team must consist of a young person 8-18 years and a grandparent or grandfriend 50 years or over (co-entrant cannot be a parent; he or she can be a grandparent, older friend, mentor, neighbor, nursing home resident, etc.) Deadline to enter is March 30. Visit for more info at

Changing The View coming soon in April 2009.  Sponsored by Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT) and will be hosted at the Sam Pannell Community Center, 2450 Meadowview Road in South Sacramento.  Last year over 300 youth between the ages of 12-19 participated in the leadership workshop and event. 
Changing The View is another project of ACT leaders and staff continuing to work with congregations to support their youth mentoring programs, and to provide youth with opportunities for leadership development and participation in planning and decision-making.  Changing The View will conduct awareness and prevention in areas such as but not limited to:  Family Structure, Health & Wellness, Gang Violence,  Financial Aid/Preparing for College, Peer Pressure, Substance Abuse, etc.  If your able to sit as an active event committee member, please feel free to pass any personal referrals that  may be beneficial for this youth event. Contact Mioshi Jackson of Mind Focus, Inc at (916) 879-1959 or e-mail

DRUM CLASS.  Always wanted to learn to play that djembe drum gathering dust in your closet?  Now is the time to do so.  Come to this beginning drum class on Saturdays at 4 pm at Sierra 2 Dance Wing, 2791 24th St.(parking lot on 4th Ave) . You’ll be playing a traditional African rhythm after your first class.  Drop in fee is $12 or you can save big bucks by paying $30 for the month.  Don’t have a drum – call or e-mail and we’ll have one for you to use.  For more info call (916) 205-3970 or e-mail or visit or

DANCE CLASSES:  Classes in West African and Afro-Caribbean dance and drum taking place at the Sierra 2 Dance Wing, 2791 24th Street in Midtown Sacramento at 5 pm on Saturdays.

All events submitted by Faye Kennedy of the Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC).  For more info contact or call (916) 484-5025.




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