Youth Speak Collective

aka Youth Speak! Collective   |   San Fernando, CA   |  www.youthspeakcollective.org
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Mission

Youth Speak Collective (YSC), is a youth-driven initiative empowering youth and their families with the skills necessary to pursue higher education and create strong communities.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Pablo Garcia Hernandez

Associate Director, Youth Programs

Maria Arteaga-Beltran

Main address

444 South Brand Blvd. #201

San Fernando, CA 91340 USA

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EIN

27-0126980

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Our programs

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Club Futbolito

The program's focus this year is to address the health and fitness of youth (11-15 years of age) in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. During our Fall Season, which ran between October and January, we collected data on each participant to survey their health and fitness levels, in relation to environmental factors, space and resources in the community. The result of our initial health surveys indicated that 31% reported respiratory issues or exhaustion from exercise, and 10% had nutrition issues related to food allergies or nutrition. In an initial fitness survey, 56% percent of participants fell below the Health Range Norm of the PACER (Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run), but that percentage improved to only 39% under the fitness range after 10 weeks of the Fall Season's games and practices. This Spring Season, the program is continuing to focus on the health and fitness theme, as well as improve PACER scores for all participants, and include parents to help organizing youth and implement a "half-time healthy foods and snacks" component for the youth via the parents.

Population(s) Served

The Creative Arts Programs: Digital Arts and Visual Arts at Youth Speak Collective, are youth driven afterschool programs. The primary focus of both of these programs is the mastering of different forms of artistic expression and art as a tool for community development, social change, and individual growth. In 2015-2016 the Creative Arts Programs served a total of 170 participants, about 30 youth are served on a weekly basis.

Population(s) Served

The leadership programs at Youth Speak! Collective currently encompass the Womyn’s Circle hosted at Cesar Chavez Learning Academies and Youth Councils conducted at Cesar Chavez Learning Academies (CCLA), Discovery Charter Preparatory School (DP), San Fernando High School (SFHS), San Fernando Middle School (SFMS), Sun Valley High School (SVHS), and Sylmar High School (SHS). Both Womyn’s Circle and Youth Councils are structured to allow the participating youth to generate what their respective programs will discuss and identify as a community development project. Through these discussions and projects YSC strives to give the youth a sense of self-worth, purpose, identity, and sense of ownership of their very own communities. 90 youth are served on a weekly basis at all 6 sites.

Population(s) Served

Youth Speak Media Solutions is a social enterprise that takes youth who have participated in our Digital Arts classes and pairs them with working professionals to offer non-profit organizations high quality video content at competitive rates. This provides our youth with the opportunity of gaining hands on work experience and to be mentored in the job field. Our business model also provides our clients with the unique opportunity to give back to their community while at the same time obtaining professional production services to better promote their non-profit organization in today’s digital age.

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EDUCATIONAL GAINS
90% of students ages 11 to 19 enrolled in afterschool programs reporting raising their scholastic achievement.
87% of students reported raising their grades in one or more class.
75% reported feeling more confident in their academic performance.
The 2 public high schools in and around Pacoima have a drop out rate of 51%.
In comparison, 95% of Youth Speak seniors complete their high school requirements and graduate with their class.

COMMUNITY IMPACT
More than 3,000 hours of community service have been contributed to community projects by Youth Speak students and their families.
Through Project Youth Green, 4 square acres of public land has been cultivated into a community garden.
In 2009, LA84 Foundation and Nike built a new Futsal court for Futbolito Pacoima valued at $250,000.
In 2006, Youth Speak students and volunteers developed Proyecto Kawazoe a Japanese styled drought tolerant pocket park in Pacoima.
In 2009, the Creative Tech Center was developed with key funding from the Pacoima Neighborhood Council.
Since 2010, our Visual Arts students have created nine murals in the community and hosted seven art shows.
Opening in 2013, YSC along with partners the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, Pacoima Beautiful and the City of Los Angeles will open another pocket park and mural located near San Fernando High School

PERSONAL ADVANCEMENT
Youth Speak has provided jobs and internship opportunities to over 100 students since 2010.
56% of students participating in our programs report that Youth Speak had a direct impact in their finding a job out of high school.
78% of students reported having higher self-esteem and self-confidence after participating in a Youth Speak program.

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Youth Speak Collective

Board of directors
as of 7/27/2016
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Board chair

Adriana Gomez

Aszkenazy Development, Inc.

Adriana Gomez

Aszkenazy Development, Inc.

Monica Kaiser

Kaiser Group, LCC

Carlos Alvarado

U.S Bank

Jennifer Carey Rosenbaum

Los Angeles Educational Partnership

Cecilia Plasencia

Senior High School Student, Cesar Learning Academies

Antonio Plasencia, Jr

Los Angeles Unified School District

Frank Wiemer

KPMG LLP