The Youth Action Board (YAB) is a group of community leaders between the ages of 14-24 within HOPE Collaborative who work together to create better conditions for people living in Oakland. The YAB meets weekly to learn leadership skills and supports projects to improve conditions in neighborhoods, food, and health opportunities in the following areas:
Food Education Empowerment and Sustainability (FEEST) Team
An improvisational cooking program that engages young people in issues of food justice, cultural expression, and community development.
School Food and Wellness Team
A partnership with OUSD on improving school food through healthy recipe taste testing and advising policies that support students’ health and wellness.
Healthy Neighborhood Team
Community engagement project working with residents to improve physical conditions of neighborhoods to be healthier. Projects include planting, neighborhood beautification, or advising city planners on the needs of the community.
Healthy Corner Store Team
A partnership with corner stores, community groups, and residents in East and West Oakland to increase availability of nutritious, affordable food by promoting and monitoring the stores in the program.
Youth Media Team
Uses video and other forms of media to document the real life stories of community leaders and projects working to improve food and neighborhoods in Oakland.
HOPE is accepting YAB applications for 2016-2017. If you are a youth between the ages of 14-24, live or attend school in Oakland, and want to work with other youth and community members in creating a healthier Oakland, complete and submit a YAB Application to Mario at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (510) 444-4819 by Friday, September 9, 2016.