The Dolores Huerta Foundation launched the Youth Leadership Program in 2008 as a direct response to the Vecinos Unidos’ prioritized need for more positive and constructive outlets for their youth. DHF YLP engages youth ages 12-18 in self-directed educational and recreational activities, community service, and policy advocacy opportunities. Youth are educated about social inequity while concurrently engaging in fun-filled activities with their peers. All projects are driven and organized by youth, keeping to the mantra of “For the youth, by the Youth”.
Special thanks to our partners who help make these programs possible: The California Endowment, Kern Arts Council, Stewardship Council, Ms. Foundation, the Women's Foundation of California, Outdoor Youth Connections, Wild Places, Hermes Foundation, PG&E, and The California Wellness Foundation.