Our Mission

To empower youth to be active and valued participants in decision making processes at all levels.


Resources

We pride ourselves on our work with youth and the elements we bring to our communities. We believe that the information we embrace should be shared with everyone to enjoy, help tackle the issues of today, and be used as tools to help develop long term change.

Take a moment to glance at our Resources, and download those that interest you. You never know what you might discover!

Program Materials

Check out program materials such as sample agendas, selected curricula, and program planning guides.

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Capitol Focus Workbook (2002)

This is a sample of the workbook used for one of our Capitol Focus convenings.  Here you can find resources, activities, surveys and worksheets.

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Sample Agenda (Green Focus 2014/2015)

Check out our agenda for the first conference of the 2014/2015 program year.

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Sample Agenda (PLP Policy Conference 10)

Check out the agenda from our latest joint PLPSH & YWHLP Policy Conference.

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Sample Agenda (CF 09)

The Capitol Focus program has been connecting youth to real-life state politics since 1981. Take a look at the Capitol Focus Agenda and see what we do during the busy three-day schedule...

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Sample Agenda (WIP 09)

The Women In Politics program brings together young women from all over California to learn about state politics through a four-day hands-on adventure. Participants are connected with Capitol professionals through one-on-one appointments, panel sessions, and work group discussions. Check out the agenda and see what its all about!

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Publications & Articles

Read guides we have published, and articles we have written!

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Youth Voices in Community Design (2004)

Check out the California Center's how-to guide for adults on involving youth in community planning!

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Roast Art

Download posters from past Roast events! This artwork is great.

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State Senate Republican Leader Dick Ackerman Cover (Roast 2008)

Download State Senate Republican Leader Dick Ackerman Cover (Roast 2008)

Download this poster of State Senate Republican Leader Dick Ackerman from the California Roast in 2008! Artwork and design by Sandra Hoover.

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State Senate President pro Tempore Don Perata Cover (Roast 2007)

Download State Senate President pro Tempore Don Perata Cover (Roast 2007)

Download this poster of State Senate President pro Tempore Don Perata from the California Roast in 2007! Artwork and design by Sandra Hoover.

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Assembly Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy Cover (Roast 2006)

Download Assembly Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy Cover (Roast 2006)

Download this poster of Assembly Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy from the California Roast in 2006! Artwork and design by Sandra Hoover.

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Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez Cover (Roast 2005)

Download Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez Cover (Roast 2005)

Download this poster of Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez from the California Roast in 2005. Artwork and design by Sandra Hoover.

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Brulte, Burton, Sher, Vasconcellos, Alpert, Johnson Cover (Roast 2004)

Download Brulte, Burton, Sher, Vasconcellos, Alpert, Johnson Cover (Roast 2004)

Download this poster from the California Roast in 2004. Artwork and design by Chris Van Overloop.

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Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson Cover (Roast 2002)

Download Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson Cover (Roast 2002)

Download this poster of Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson from the California Roast in 2002. Artwork and design by Chris Van Overloop.

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Senate Republican Leader Jim Brulte Cover (Roast 2001)

Download Senate Republican Leader Jim Brulte Cover (Roast 2001)

Download this poster of Senate Republican Leader Jim Brulte from the California Roast in 2001. Artwork and design by Chris Van Overloop.

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Governor Gray Davis Cover (Roast 2000)

Download Governor Gray Davis Cover (Roast 2000)

Download this poster of Governor Gray Davis from the California Roast in 2000. Artwork and design by Chris Van Overloop.

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