REACH Youth Engagement Strategy

Sierra Health Foundation, Sacramento Region Community Foundation and the El Dorado and Placer community foundations have partnered to increase opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills and have a positive impact on other youth and local communities.

Through the Grants Advisory Board for Youth (GABY), which is overseen by the three community foundations, young people ages 12 to 19 serve as board members and get hands-on experience in community leadership and team decision making. During their one-year term, members review and evaluate Youth Helping Other People Excel (Youth HOPE) grant applications for youth-led community service projects. The funded project teams then have an opportunity to develop skills in planning and organizing events and programs that benefit their communities.

Learn about the Sacramento-Yolo GABY on the Sacramento Region Community Foundation Web site.

Learn about the El Dorado County GABY on the UC Cooperative Extension's El Dorado County Web site.

Learn about the Placer County GABY on the Placer Community Foundation Web site.