Act, Create & Engage Plan (ACE)
In response to recent youth disturbances and criminal activity downtown Redwood City, and addressing the gap of services and spaces for Transitional Aged Youth in our community, PAL has launched a new initiative in collaboration with Redwood City Together called the ACE Plan (Act, Create and Engage Plan).
This is a year-long pilot program that will focus on engaging transitional aged youth in culturally relevant, youth-centered, and strength-based activities.
Our goals for the program are the following:
Ensure non-traditional youth development programs in the City of Redwood City and surrounding communities to support mentorship pathways to workforce development and self empowerment.
Host weekday/ weekend events with community-based program partners for TAY to support positive youth development.
Provide youth ages 12-24 and their families opportunities to serve on and co-lead Youth/CBO Advisory spaces to shape programming, services, and policies for TAY programs.
Identify ways to address the acute need of minimal TAY programs and also expand evidence-based alternative public safety initiatives.
PAL is the leading organization and is embarking on this journey in collaboration with other youth serving nonprofits with strong youth development track records.
If you have questions about this plan or want to learn more, please contact Iliana Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org