High school students have the opportunity to visit Wonder Valley Ranch for a two-day retreat, where they will dialogue issues and identify youth civic engagement priorities and come up with possible solutions. They will discuss issues in their schools and communities and then select topics like school reform, sexual violence, lack of student voice representation, ethnic studies and more. This is a great way for students to understand the process of youth voice and get the resources they need to make a change in their communities.

Youth Summit Goals:

Learn and practice American civic values and democratic principles  

-Share current problem-solving projects and programs at your school/organization

-Practice team building, civil dialogue and deep listening on current issues

-Discuss mental health: anxiety, anger depression, trauma, addiction, stress, etc.

-Propose civic service projects for students in the Fresno County (create video)