Our Mission

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


Green Focus

This six-month program examines some of California’s most influential environmental laws while introducing students to the green career sector. Our goal is to familiarize Sacramento youth with the scope of California environmental policy and its influence on the green career field and the rest of the nation.  We emphasize California’s need for dedicated, skilled and knowledgeable individuals in this ever-growing career sector.  We incorporate activities which give the students college and careers building skills that they can use on their path to a successful future no matter what they choose to do after high school.   

During Green Focus, youth will attend three conferences. Here they will:

  • Participate in several critical thinking activities which help familiarize them with environmental issues and get a hands-on look at state government
  • Hear from various speakers on green policy, careers and technology
  • Partake in a green job shadowing event
  • Visit legislators at the Capitol to get an inside look at various green policies and life as a public servant
  • Attend workshop acitivies which help youth gain important college and career building skills

With the rich pool of resources we have here in Sacramento, we strive to utilize individuals who can provide an in-depth look at these subjects.  Our hope is that Green Focus will effectively expose youth to the future of our environment through a unique lens they won’t be able to get anywhere else!

For more information, please contact Belen Flores at bflores@californiacenter.org or 916-443-2229.  You can apply by printing the application forms below and submitting them to Ms. Flores via email or fax.

http://californiacenter.org/docs/Announcement_17.18.pdf  

http://californiacenter.org/docs/articipant_Ageement_17.18.pdf

http://californiacenter.org/docs/Permission_Slip_17.18.pdf

http://californiacenter.org/docs/Student_Program_Application_17.18.pdf

Visit our Twitter page and follow us at @greenfocusprog for updates and other environmentally related material.  

Program Materials

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

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Green Focus Agenda 2016/2017

This is one of our most recent agendas from last year.  Click on the link above to see how we kicked off our fourth year of Green Focus!  

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Youth Media Producers Conference

Our work with The California Endowment is multi-faceted and every meeting is unique.  Here is a sample agenda from one of our conferences where youth learned how to use different media techniques to advocate and share stories and perspectives through workshops and trainings.    

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Green Focus Agenda 2014/2015

Take a look at our agenda for the first two-day conference of the 2014/2015 program year.  This was one of our most robust conferences to date!

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2009 Capitol Focus Agenda

Here is an agenda from our 2009 Capitol Focus program.  Check it out!

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Women In Politics Program Packet

We want to bring Women in Politics back in 2018! Take a peek at the 2009 packet for a comprehensive look at the program.

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Capitol Focus Workbook (2002)

Check out one of our more extensive packets from our flagship program, Capitol Focus.

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Publications & Articles

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

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Green Focus Student Publication

The 2016/2017 Green Focus participants created a tip sheet to advise the public on ways to reduce pollution.  This is their creation from start to finish.  Please take a look & share with as many people as possible! 

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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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Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (2017)

Download this poster of Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes from the California Roast in 2017! Artwork and design by Sandra Hoover.

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Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (2016)

Download this poster of Senate pro Tempore Kevin de Leon from the California Roast in 2016! Artwork and design by Sandra Hoover.

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Assembly Speaker Tony Atkins (2015)

Download this poster of Assembly Speaker Tony Atkins from the California Roast in 2015! Artwork and design by Sandra Hoover.

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CA Democratic Party Chair John Burton & CA Republican Party Chair Jim Brulte (2014)

Download this poster of CA Democratic Party Chair & CA Republican Party Chair Jim Brulte from the California Roast in 2014! Artwork and design by Sandra Hoover.

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Assembly Budget Committee Chair Bob Blumenfield (2013)

Download this poster of Assembly Budget Committee Chair Bob Blumenfield from the California Roast in 2013! Artwork and design by Sandra Hoover.

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Assembly Speaker John Perez (2011)

Download this poster of Assembly Speaker John Perez from the California Roast in 2011! Artwork and design by Lalo Alcaraz.

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Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (2010)

Download this poster of Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg from the California Roast in 2010! Artwork and design by Sandra Hoover.

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Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (2009)

Download this poster of Assembly Speaker Karen Bass from the California Roast in 2009! Artwork and design by Sandra Hoover.

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State Senate Republican Leader Dick Ackerman Cover (Roast 2008)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson Cover (Roast 2002)

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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)

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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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