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GABY awards grants for 34 youth-led projects

Submitted by Katy Pasini on January 28, 2010 - 9:27am.

Young people in Sacramento and Yolo counties are helping their communities through 34 service projects, thanks to the Grants Advisory Board for Youth (GABY). Once a year, GABY provides grants up to $500 each for youth-led projects. Download a list of funded projects below.

GABY supports young people to learn about giving, serving and taking action on issues they care about. This year, GABY is led by a group of sixteen young people who are interested in making a difference in their communities. They were responsible for reviewing grant applications and choosing projects for funding.

REACH coalition annual reports highlight 2008-2009 accomplishments

Submitted by Katy Pasini on December 2, 2009 - 3:50pm.

The seven REACH Community Action coalitions in the implementation phase of their work have put the finishing touches on their 2008-2009 annual reports. These unique, colorful documents highlight the goals and accomplishments of the coalitions’ second year of implementing their youth action plans. The coalitions now are distributing the documents to educate community members about their work to improve the health and well-being of young people in their communities, and to increase coalition membership and support.

GABY grants available for youth-led "living well" activities

Submitted by Katy Pasini on November 16, 2009 - 10:42am.

The Grants Advisory Board for Youth (GABY) is accepting proposals for grants up to $500 to support youth-led "living well" activities that benefit schools, communities and neighborhoods in Sacramento and Yolo counties. Grant proposals are due Dec. 16.

GABY also offers an e-learning course for youth to learn the Gift of Giving, Learning to Serve and Grantmaking for Living Well.

Learn more about GABY grants and the e-learning course on the GABY 2.0 Web site.

Vacaville and Yuba-Sutter REACH coalitions awarded three-year funding

Submitted by Katy Pasini on November 16, 2009 - 9:40am.

As part of its commitment to the health and well-being of youth, Sierra Health Foundation has awarded $450,000 grants to two Northern California coalitions to help improve the lives of young people.

Vacaville and Yuba-Sutter REACH coalitions complete Community Profiles

Submitted by Katy Pasini on June 16, 2009 - 11:41am.

As part of their REACH Community Action planning grant work, the Vacaville Youth Roundtable REACH Coalition and the Youth Development Community Action Coalition of Yuba-Sutter conducted community assessments to determine the strengths, challenges, resources and readiness to improve conditions for youth in their communities.

The coalitions each created a Community Profile with the findings from this work. Download the reports below!

See the REACH Youth Media Project documentaries!

Submitted by Katy Pasini on May 27, 2009 - 11:05am.

Learn about the REACH Youth Media Project and watch four youth-produced documentaries on the RYMP page of this Web site!

REACH interim evaluation report available

Submitted by Katy Pasini on March 9, 2009 - 9:40am.

Sierra Health Foundation partnered with an evaluation team based in the California Communities Program at UC Davis to evaluate the REACH program. The evaluation team completed its interim report, which focuses on implementation of the REACH Community Action grant in seven communities: El Dorado Hills, Galt, Meadowview, Rancho Cordova, South Sacramento, West Sacramento and Woodland.

Download the REACH interim evaluation report.

A final evaluation report will follow in about two years.

GABY grants available for Sacramento-Yolo environmental youth projects

Submitted by Katy Pasini on January 6, 2009 - 3:46pm.

Grants Advisory Board for Youth (GABY) grants from $50 to $500 are available for youth-led projects that focus on the environment in Sacramento and Yolo counties. Proposals are due to Sacramento Region Community Foundation by Feb. 27, 2009. Learn about these grants and the GABY e-learning course on the Sacramento Region Community Foundation Web site.

REACH documents available in six languages

Submitted by Katy Pasini on December 23, 2008 - 8:41am.

We're pleased to offer three REACH documents translated in six languages. The REACH Fact Sheet, REACH Community Action Framework and Hart's Ladder of Participation are available in PDF format in Hmong, Korean, Mien, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. Download these documents on the Resources page under Program Resources.

REACH coalitions release 2007-2008 annual reports

Submitted by Katy Pasini on November 20, 2008 - 12:11pm.

The seven REACH coalitions now in the implementation phase of their Community Action grants recently released their 2007-2008 annual reports. These colorful documents highlight each coalition’s goals and accomplishments through the first year of implementing their youth action plans. Each coalition was responsible for creating its own unique report, including content and design. Coalition members now are distributing the documents to inform community members about their work and increase coalition membership and support.

REACH Camp curriculum now available!

Submitted by Katy Pasini on October 22, 2008 - 3:34pm.

Curriculum from the first "REACH US" Camp at Grizzly Creek Ranch, The Best Camp Ever in 2007 is available for download. The curriculum was created by the Youth Development Network, in collaboration with the UC Davis Center for Community School Partnerships. Designed with a user-friendly framework, the curriculum can be used as is to develop youth leadership camps, or can be adapted for youth leadership trainings, action planning sessions and school/community events. Download the curriculum below!

Capital-region organizations to receive $1.35 million for healthy development of youth

Submitted by Katy Pasini on October 1, 2008 - 2:14pm.

Sierra Health Foundation continues its commitment to the healthy development of youth in capital-region communities with grants awarded to the City of Vacaville and Sutter/Yuba Friday Night Live, serving the cities of Marysville and Yuba City. These Community Action Planning Grants were awarded through Sierra Health Foundation's REACH youth program. Download the news release below.

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