July 31, 2018

On July 25th, YES travelled from Los Angeles to Richmond for a coast-to-coast conference with the RISE for Youth Coalition.

On our first day in Richmond, YES collaborated with RISE to organize a community event for that night, inviting members in the community to attend...

June 22, 2018

Once one examines the statistics that lie behind incarceration rates and juvenile justice, it becomes impossible to ignore that juvenile justice is an issue inseparable from racial injustice.

Take this series of statistics, for example:

In Virginia, of those convicted of...

April 14, 2018

This past Saturday (April 7th), Pasadena's YES organized an event in collaboration with the NAACP, YVote California, POP (Pasadenans Organizing for Progress), and many other community partners to share local love, energy, and commitment to juvenile justice within our c...

March 17, 2018

LOVE LOCAL represents the intersection of a wide-range of community values: economic growth, intercultural relationships, social justice, youth activism, and community leadership. By fostering love for each other, respect for businesses, and a commitment to social just...

September 29, 2017

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, Pasadena's YES held an event at the Pasadena Job Center to discuss solutions to gang and youth violence.

Together, youth and adults from the Pasadena community watched the Netflix documentary "They Call Us Monsters," which traces the vic...

September 2, 2017

Pasadena's YES welcomes all youth to join our community initiative. Pictured below is a flyer with information about our youth group; we would love to see you at our meetings!

June 12, 2017

On May 20, 2017, YES took a field trip to the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI) Conference to meet other young adults interested in leadership grounded in faith and philanthropy.

The conference began with a module on helping youth overcome the many economic chal...

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Organizing Statement

We are organizing 30 youth in five high schools around LA (John Muir, La Canada, Blaire, La Salle, and Pasadena) to prevent gang violence by pressuring local and state representatives to invest funding into proven accountability and treatment services for justice system-involved youth by August 2018 and challenging the judicial system’s policies regarding incarceration of juvenile youth. We will do this by recruiting, identifying, and training fellow youth organizers, holding one-on-one meetings with researchers on juvenile justice and prior justice-related youth, and hosting training events that prepare members of YES to present elevator speeches to local and state representatives on the necessity of juvenile justice.

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YES proudly works in conjunction with the RISE for Youth Coalition in Richmond, Virginia on promoting juvenile justice across the United States of America.