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2012 ANNUAL REPORT Table of Contents Letter from the Executive Director.........................................................................1 Letter from the Board President............................................................................2 Core Values.............................................................................................................3 Mission & Vision.....................................................................................................4 Youth Leadership Programs...................................................................................7 Learning Communities – Inspiring Leaders and Cultivating Learning............. 13 Networking – Promoting Best Practices and Connecting Resources............... 17 Community Building & Collaborations............................................................... 19 2012 Sponsors & Donors.................................................................................... 21 Finance Graphs & Charts.................................................................................... 23

Letter from the Executive Director

Some bright soul once said, “We do not remember the days but we remember the moments” and I couldn’t agree more. I couldn’t tell you the exact dates I saw the marvelous things that are inside this yearly report happen, but I can tell you who we were with, what we accomplished together and how we reminded each other that partnership and true collaboration beat out competition any day. In 2012, more than any other year, I felt surrounded by a network of people and services that were laser focused on making sure youth in our communities got a fair chance at transitioning into adulthood successfully. I witnessed firsthand the power of youth voice and was reminded that this field is unstoppable when it shares the wheels of change with the youth who will be impacted by it the most. These non-negotiable’s (collaboration, youth voice, community, and change) are beyond important to me… to be honest, they are the heartbeat of this field we call youth development. Without them this field, this area of study, this approach would have never taken shape in our region and we might very well be focusing our attentions on what is wrong with our young people instead of calling out what is right with them. We would only focus on all the reasons that they are “at-risk” instead of believing that they are ALL “at-promise.” The youth development cause is so much more than making sure our youth have something positive to do. This is about young people and the adults who support them making the communities in our region a better place. This is about youth leading the way now so they can take on the challenges we all will face tomorrow. Before you turn the page to read all that was accomplished by YDN and it’s partners this year, please allow me on behalf of the entire YDN team to say Thank you for your partnership, encouragement, belief, and focus to ensure that our region’s youth get what they need from all of us to compete on the global stage they have inherited. In community,

Adrian Ruiz



Letter from the Board President

On behalf of our Board of Directors, I am proud to report on another successful and inspirational year for YDN. Under the skilled leadership of our Executive Director, Adrian Ruiz, not only has our organization weathered the economic downturn, but in this post-recession climate we have realized sustainable growth. While the non-profit sector has been hit hard in recent years, the reason for YDN’s continued success has been reflected in the achievements of the young people for whom we serve. I had the pleasure of observing our YDN trained youth facilitators in action at the SYLP Camp at Grizzly. I was most impressed by their preparation, confidence and presence in front of a large group. Most of these young people came from modest beginnings with little direction. But at the SYLP Camp, I watched tomorrow’s community and business leaders facilitating their own program, helping each other prepare for the challenges of adulthood. I truly enjoy being part of an organization that helps marginalized youth see their promise and chart a course for success. It is especially pleasing to see such a universal response in our work, reinforcing the need for this good work to continue. I look forward to the challenges ahead and another great year for YDN! Very truly yours,

Ryan C. Wood

Core Values

In working to improve the community, Youth Development Network lives and breathes the same core principles they inspire others to bring to their work with youth. YDN hires and grows highly talented people who are committed to youth success and the following core values, which are the heart of its success:

Building open &

Honest relationships

Relationships We build open and honest relationships that foster knowledge and trust. In this way everyone’s unique ideas are brought to bear, and the results are awesome. Social Justice We promote inclusion, our work honors diversity, equal voice and equal choice for all. Change: We embrace and drive change. To do this, we must be more curious than certain. Continuous improvement often means doing things differently. Fun: We bring a positive team and family spirit to our work. We create ways to enjoy the work and engage the heart and soul.



Mission & Vision Youth Development Network (YDN) was formed as a California public benefit nonprofit corporation in 2007. YDN’s purpose and mission is inspired by the power of strengths and relationships. YDN believes that young people who know their strengths and talents and who feel connected to their peers, adults, and community--will develop into amazing individuals who will lead and change the world. YDN is changing the world for young people, by creating places and settings where youth can thrive and succeed. YDN believes that development for people who work with youth is what will make this happen. YDN’s training, coaching, technical assistance and youth leadership programs improve the quality of youth experience throughout the region: across counties, communities, youth-serving organizations, schools, faith-based groups, juvenile justice agencies, and businesses. Today, YDN is a central support for the region’s focus on the youth development approach. YDN services support and empower everyone who works towards the common goal of strengthening youth by focusing on their talents and the power of relationships. YDN’s vision is to have communities filled with youth who know how to achieve personal and academic success; who know how to connect to adults and to their community; who have a positive vision of their future; and who grow up to be healthy, productive and civic-minded adults.


YDN’s training, coaching, and assistance improves the quality of youth experience

YDN APPROACH • YDN provides services and programs that impact the people, organizations, and systems that support youth. • YDN promotes engaged environments where young people get critical supports & opportunities. • YDN drives change through dynamic training and assetbased coaching. • YDN cultivates relationships through speaker series and networking events. • YDN mentors young leaders through leadership programs. YDN has touched 325 unique organizations, schools and programs through youth development training and resources to over 2,500 staff. YDN has also created a cohort of 1,200 youth development allies through the Youth Development Institute (YDI), a four-day training that shifts adults’ perspectives toward a youth-at-the-center approach that impacts the way they walk, talk, and play with young people. These allies span across the Capital Region (Sacramento, Yuba City, Marysville, Placer County, El Dorado, Rancho Cordova, West Sacramento, Esparto, Galt, Davis, Woodland, Vacaville, Yolo County), and have been building a common cause over the last 12 years that has had significant impact--improving the experiences, development, and lives of an estimated 25,000 youth across this geographic area.

1,200 youth development allies created by YDN


unique organizations, schools and programs touched by YDN

YDN SERVICES PROVIDED YDN provides a wide range of training-related services and programs for its allies in the cause of supporting the success and wellbeing of all young people. YDN trainings and programs motivate participants, help them implement change, and develop buy-in from key staff and managers. Other services that YDN provides are: presentations and orientations, planning and designing forums and networking events, developing camps, and training youth as leaders, facilitators, and/or mediators. All of the YDN programs and services are customizable to the needs of organizations and communities and the specifics of the mission, goals and objectives of youth programs.




Collaborating with YDN has been the best thing to happen to Pioneer High School. The knowledge gained from Adrian and Andy has been priceless and has helped our school improve its API by over 60 points.

Kerry Callahan Principal, Pioneer High School Woodland, CA

YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS Youth Leadership Programs – Providing youth engagement, youth voice and choice: In its mission to change the lives of youth, YDN does a lot of work with adults (who work with youth). However, they are also lucky enough to run some amazing high-impact programs for youth, so that they get to see the change up close and personal. YDN is very excited about these two youth leadership programs, which they feel are a model of a quality setting that offers dynamic opportunities for youth. Youth Leadership Camp Program Served 350 youth, 20 returning youth facilitators and 20 adult leaders. YDN provides a powerful youth leadership experience through its Youth Leadership Program (YLP). The purpose of this program is to build the capacity of youth, youth providers, organizations and other interested groups within the Sacramento Region to engage youth in meaningful ways and to see youth as resources. The program engages youth (from ages 12-24) who are tagged “at risk” by our culture for various reasons such as being impoverished, pre-gang or gang affiliated, adjudicated youth, and others exhibiting risky behaviors such as truancy, academic failure, drug use, homelessness, and poor social skills. Through proven asset-based programming the youth who participate in

350 youth served by YLP

20 20


returning youth facilitators

adult leaders


the YLP begin to see themselves not as “at risk” youth but more as youth who are “at promise.” The difference is that when youth see themselves “at promise” they are filled with hope for their future, are engaged in the opportunities provided for them and are less likely to participate in behaviors and situations that will affect their overall well-being. The YLP curriculum has been designed specifically with goals to: • Support the social, emotional, and physical health of young people and their families to increase student academic success, and stabilize communities. • Transform school climate by increasing school attendance and student achievement, reducing suspensions, expulsions and gang activity. • Integrate school and neighborhood leadership by decreasing gang activities, and improving the overall health and well being of young people. The Sacramento Youth Leadership Program (SYLP), spearheaded by Jay Schenirer, began 9 years ago as a class project of the American Leadership Forum (ALF) when 25 ALF Senior Fellows decided to recreate their ALF experience for inner city, at-risk youth. For the first 9 years, the program known as SYLP engaged 35-50 youth each year in a 4-day, 3-night camp hosted at Grizzly Camp in Portola, California. The program included the development of a core group of 6-8 camp alumni that the YDN staff trained and mentored to plan, and co-facilitate with a team of adult trainers a one-day orientation, four-day youth leadership wilderness trip, and commencement activities for the youth and their families. In 2012 under the WayUp Sacramento initiative, the program expanded its outreach to a greater number of youth that included multiple camp experiences. Creating the WayUp Sacramento Youth Leadership Program (WayUpSYLP) -- funded through the generous support of the California Endowment and a Starbucks grant award WayUp Sacramento, in partnership with the YDN and the Sac City Unified School District (SCUSD), provided two leadership opportunities for the students of the district as an element of its Summer of Service Program. The WayUpSYLP objective is to improve student performance by increasing connections to their schools and communities. By providing professional development for teachers and skills development for students, the goal of the program is to ultimately improve student engagement, student voice and leadership, and the overall school climate.


In 2012 the program included two camps. Both camps are designed by YDN specifically to empower youth to develop skills, talents and self- knowledge in a fun, engaging, and supportive environment. Through the camp activities, both structured and unstructured, these youth (from varied backgrounds, ethnicities, and life experience) develop strong positive relationships, and they learn to value their unique differences, strengths, and talents. Through facilitated activities, we aid these youth in learning valuable skills and gaining confidence that will serve them as they enter high school. The first camp in late July was the SCUSD 2-night/ 3-day High School Freshmen Orientation Leadership camp for 350 youth, which takes place on Sacramento State’s campus. For some people, it is their first time ever spending the night away from home. For others, it’s the first time ever on a college campus. They get to learn about themselves and the leadership abilities they have. They also get to network with people from all over the Sacramento area. The second camp is the Youth Leadership Camp, a 3-night/4-day camp for 75 of the youth that attended the orientation camp. This camp focuses on strengthening their leadership skills, building stronger relationships with their peers and adult mentors, and choosing an issue or cause to work on that will help make their school community a safer, more supportive place. A superhero theme is woven throughout the whole camp. Before going to the camp, participants take the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment developed by Gallup Press. The assessment will give them their top five strengths (superhero abilities) which tells them what they are good at naturally (i.e public speaking, winning crowds over, connecting people, strategic thinking). They partner with other superheroes from their schools to combat a super-villain (i.e. bullying, littering, bad teacher-student relationship) at their school. Following camp YDN along with the camp youth facilitators provided site based coaching and technical assistance for each of the schools working with the camp participants, their adult mentors to further the implementation of their projects.

“I love camp! It really makes a difference in my life. Every time I go it makes me a better and stronger leader and person. Since this camp has done so much for me, I feel it’s my turn to give back and help to change other youths’ lives!” Jenny Gallo

SYLP Youth Facilitator

“I personally enjoy working with everyone from this camp. Each individual has affected my life positively; and I feel I do the same for them. The opportunity to mold minds and help kickstart the future; our future, towards the right path is nothing short of extraordinary.” Sammie Leon Lawrence IV

SYLP Youth Facilitator

2012 SYLP External Project Evaluation



Encina High School - Using Students Strengths & Talents for Success: 1 school site – 65 students Participants learned their top 5 talent themes (or strengths), using Gallup’s Strengths/Talents tool. The learning community has been developed for students to become more self aware and accepting; to assist students to better understand others for who they are and can become; to assist students to use their strengths to increase their learning and grades; to assist students to be better team members; to assist students to become more effective leaders; and to assist students to increase their expectations of staying in school to graduate. Encina High School, part of San Juan Unified School District, invited 65 youth to participate in Strengths Training in 2012 in preparation for 2013 Peer Conflict Mediation and Mentoring. Pioneer High School - Peer Conflict Mediation: 1 school site – 25 students


youth participated in Strengths Training in preparation for 2013 Peer Conflict Mediation and Mentoring


youth participants completed Peer Conflict Mediation

Participants will learn practical skills that reduce and mediate conflicts within the classroom, school or program (active listening, paraphrasing, I-messages, triggers, etc.), examine conflict mediation models, including peer conflict mediation programs. At Pioneer High School for the past four years, YDI (Youth Development Institute) trainings have been held at PHS to include teachers and staff, youth leadership and advisory programs. Data from PHS demonstrates the positive impact that youth development supports can have. In 2012 Pioneer High completed Peer Conflict Mediation with 25 youth and will embark on Peer Mentoring in 2013. Twin Rivers Unified School District Student Leadership Program: 6 sessions – 17 school sites – 100 students and adults participated in the program series. The overall goals of the Student Leadership program during the 2012-2013 fiscal year included: improving the student leadership structures so that youth are more engaged in true positions of responsibility and decision-making; expanding youth and adults’ vision for student leadership at school to include a focus on school climate; and improving the student experience at their school by increasing the amount of authentic youth voice provided by student leaders.


Pioneer High School Fact Sheet

During the 2012-2013 school year the Youth Development Network, as part of their ongoing partnership with TRUSD, provided a boost to youth leadership at all middle and high schools through Youth Leadership Workshops and Board Presentations by Youth. Five sessions were planned which were attended by youth in leadership roles plus key adults from each site. Their goal was to inspire youth to identify and address school climate issues on their campuses. In September and October 2012, 90 Youth from 17 Middle Schools and High Schools came together to create Action Plans for a change in their schools. Student created plans included bullying prevention, better environments, cleaner school grounds, school menus, student teacher relationships, and drugs on campus, to name a few. During Session 1 in September 2012, they expanded their idea of what youth leadership can mean (varying levels of power, responsibility & decision-making). They also looked at California Healthy Kids Survey data for the district and created a vision for what their school could look like if the climate was truly great. During Session 2, in November 2012, they worked on choosing a project and finding the root cause of the problem. Three more workshops will occur in 2013 and will focus on how to move forward with their action plans. As the journey continues in the 2013-2014 school year, the Student Leadership program sessions will be designed to provide youth participants in the leadership program with ongoing support for their school wide leadership efforts, as well as knowledge and understanding of effective strategies for making change, and getting their voice heard.

School Orientations YDN believes in the power of building emotional safety and positive relationships for new students. This is why they have designed and facilitated orientations that build comfort for incoming students at the beginning of the school year, and help young people form connections with other students and staff. These orientations are facilitated by the YDN team, or YDN can help schools design and prepare their own staff and upperclassmen youth to lead the orientation. Pioneer High School facilitated their 3rd Pioneer Orientation Week (POW) in 2012, with elevated success again this year. Kicking off the new school year positively for 250+ incoming 9th graders, YDN staff provided minimum coaching support as the sustainability of this program has proven successful for the Pioneer students and staff.




After attending these outstanding Strengths and Group Dynamics workshops I have seen a tremendous progress in the way our leadership team is growing. The team has become more open with each other in appreciating and all are working toward making us the best after school program around. My dream is that the excitement and positive reactions we see happening now continue in future years and out to site leadership teams. Linda Hoschler Sacramento Start Training & Resources Supervisor

Learning Communities – Inspiring Leaders and Cultivating Learning YDN seeks to change the world by impacting the people, organizations, and systems that support youth. They strive for changes to programs that lead to a stronger focus on what youth need to grow, survive, and thrive.



The 5 supports and opportunities that are critical to youth development and will help them become successful healthy adults: 1. Emotional, cultural, and physical safety 2. Positive relationships 3. Authentic engagement and youth leadership 4. Community involvement 5. Challenging and relevant skill building YDN shares this philosophical approach through various trainings, consulting, keynotes and conferences.



Training The YDN team reached 650 participants through various trainings in 2012. YDN believes that the people who work with youth must be equipped with a passion, a focus, and effective tools and strategies that focus on what is best for youth. YDN’s dynamic and customized trainings cultivate a mindset for youth development within those who attend. These trainings light fires in the belly. They focus laser beams on quality. They challenge participants and support their work as they make it happen. YDN feels confident that participants will come away from YDN trainings with “a-hah!” moments, concrete tools, and a renewed sense of energy and purpose in their work with young people. Professional Development Training and Coaching 125 youth and adults from multiple counties participated in this years SPARK series. Community Focus: SPARK trainings are two-hour interactive workshops, open to the public, for regional youth workers interested in advanced training for professional development. These are asset-based, YDI-principled offerings that are sensitive to professionals with limited time and budget. In 2012 the Sacramento Series topic included: “Speak Your Piece,” “Leading from The Back,” “Make That Change” and the Vacaville Series topics included: “Icebreakers,” “Debriefing,” and “Make That Change.” With a special 4-hour session devoted to the “Power of Strengths” where participates focused on their individual talents and strengths as a way to strengthen their personal and professional dreams and goals; they learned the importance of recognizing and valuing the natural talents and strengths in others and how others may interpret these as well. Direct Organizational Training and Coaching Youth Development Focus: Eleven organizations received direct training in 2012. From California’s far northern corner, Del Norte Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Collaborative to Ubuntu Green’s BHC’s Healthy Land Use Engagement Project, to El Dorado Hills to Marysville and Arata Brothers Trust sponsored River City High School in West Sacramento. Others include Center for Care Initiatives (CCI), Sierra Nevada Journeys, SCOE-STEMS and the dynamic BHC Americorp. During these sessions, we’ve seen the groups come together, finding a common language, and unifying around the goal of improving the lives of youth within their schools and communities. This is done by empowering youth to take responsibility and leadership and sharing with adults the best practices needed to run a high-end youth program.


Strengths Based Focus: 300 youth and adults from over 40 school sites and organizations participated in various direct service and community-based offerings throughout the year. A key offering the YDN team has embraced into its own culture, and developed interactive sessions around in 2012 include training and coaching around individual strengths and group dynamics. This focus is designed to provide participants with a knowledge and understanding of group dynamics and how individual talents impact and influence these dynamics. Participants discover their unique top 5 talent themes using an online, globally-recognized, researchbased instrument and platform developed by Donald Clifton of Gallup. The learning community provides the knowledge of: the difference between groups and teams, strategies for dealing with team conflict and common situations, a basic understanding of individual talent themes, and how individual talents and strengths can be used to strengthen their organization. Participants also have the opportunity to: link their strengths to successes, see a connection between their individual themes and past and present behaviors, recognize and value the natural talents and strengths in others, develop awareness of how natural talents and strengths can be interpreted by others, and explore the four domains of amazing teams. Organizations that invested time, energy and professional development into their staff around these talent themes and strengths included: Marysville Joint Unified School District, Neamiah Emerging Leadership, and Sacramento START. Strengths Based Institute (SBI) – Community Outreach In 2011, YDN staff was certified by Gallup as strengths-based coaches. Next, YDN obtained community sponsorship support and began organizational recruitment, accepting applications for the 2012 YDN Strengths-Based Institute. The first SBI took place in February 2012. Nine organizations participated in the 2012 community outreach program. They included; American Legion High School, Asian Resources Inc., City of Sacramento – Teen Services, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, Pioneer High School – Woodland Joint Unified School District, THINK Together – Capital Region, Ubuntu Green, Early Academic Outreach Program UC Davis. The second SBI took place in October, 2012 and participating organizations included; Center for Multicultural Cooperation, GEO Grant HS, RISE, Sacramento Splash, Sierra Nevada Journeys, Vacaville, Yolo Library and Yuba City Unified School District. This community offering was made possible to community organizations through the generous sponsorship of Wells Fargo, The California Endowment-Building Healthy Communities, Positive Coaching Alliance, SMUD and Pacific Gas and Electric.



Consulting YDN wants ideas and strategies to stick. This is why its staff provides coaching to help implement new content or strategies across communities, schools and organizations--from line staff to management—making these new ideas a part of the policies and procedures that will sustain them. YDN prides itself on its ability to meet people and organizations where they are, and to customize its coaching and consulting to meet the needs of their youth and organization. YDN supported WestEd and the California Safe Supportive Schools (S3) by facilitating Listening Circles. These listening circles were a four-part focus group process that examined positive caring relationships, high expectations, meaningful participation, and other areas of improving school climate. The opportunities opened up through this process focused conversation around several key areas: 1) an opportunity for student voices to be heard, 2) an opportunity for students, staff, and parents to improve their school climate, and 3) give richer meaning to the Cal-SCHLS system data. Schools that participated in the WestEd Listening Circles: 1. Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School - Sacramento

8. Hiram W. Johnson High School - Sacramento

2. Cesar Chavez High School - Stockton

10. Madera South High School - Madera

3. Edison High School - Stockton

11. Madera High School - Madera

4. El Camino Fundamental High School - Sacramento

12. Mt. Whitney High School - Visalia

5. El Diamante High School - Visalia

14. Patterson High School - Patterson

6. Encina Preparatory High School - Sacramento

15. Redwood High School - Visalia

7. Golden West High School - Visalia

17. A.A. Stagg High School - Stockton

9. John F. Kennedy High School - Sacramento

13. New San Juan High School - Citrus Heights

16. Reedly High School - Kings Canyon

Keynotes & Conferences YDN inspires and motivates change that improves young peoples’ lives. For this reason, they provide inspirational presentations that crystallize ideas, build momentum among staff, and raise awareness. YDN’s customizable keynote presentations will spark ideas, provoke thoughtful dialogue, and help staff feel emotionally connected to important concepts for improving the quality of youth experience. In an effort to increase YDN’s exposure at a statewide and national level, our trainers shared their expertise by providing workshops at many youth development conferences. At the 4-H State Conference on April 10, Adrian’s presentation included a 60-minute Motivational Keynote on “Supports and Opportunities” and opened the 2-day conference by setting the foundations for participants discussions throughout the conference.


Networking – Promoting Best Practices and Connecting Resources YDN knows that the more people learn about each other, the more they feel connected. These connections lead to increased collaboration and a tighter community that is more effective at supporting our youth. Convening Directly reached 600 participants through various convenings in 2012 YDN facilitates convening’s that bring people together to find areas of common language and approach, and ultimately help them find new ways to work together. YDN shapes community events that highlight key issues, promotes collaboration around a topic, and incorporates basic networking opportunities.




participants were reached through various convenings in 2012

GO Network: In Fall 2008, a professional training facilitated with Splash, YDN, and Capital Region Environmental Education Community (CREEC) succeeded in gathering local providers of environmental education and outdoor experiences. These providers gather every few months to form a more integrated network. The purpose of this collaboration is to provide the youth of our region with meaningful outdoor experiences. Through effective collaboration we are able to share resources, advocate for outdoor education, and act as a clearinghouse for outdoor opportunities. GetOutdoorsNetwork



Fundraising Events Ettore’s Coffee Break, 2012: On February 29th, 250 members of the Sacramento Community came together to attend our Ettore’s Coffee Break Fundraiser. Their contributions supported Youth Development Network’s efforts to create life changing experiences for youth to become healthy, productive, civicminded adult leaders in their communities. They mingled, munched and enjoyed the unique opportunity to network and share Ettore’s delectable baked goods. They heard directly from Erica Romero, former YDI youth facilitator, about her leadership development and they experienced a personal view of the positive impact YDN has contributed to the youth of our community for over ten years. Pups In The Park, 2012: On Saturday, September 12th, three hundred community members joined YDN at the “Pups In The Park” Fundraiser. Dogs in costumes paraded in the park competing for top prizes! Attendees enjoyed morning coffee and baked goods and visited pet vendor booths and watched K9 demonstrations. There were local celebrities with their dogs, including Rob Stewart (Rob on the Road), with Churchhill, Dave Walker and Lois Hart (KCRA) with Daisy and Molly and Edie Lambert (KCRA) with Zeus as well. All had a doggone good time in celebration of YDN’s many accomplishments!


Community Building & Collaborations YDN knows that the answers are out there. There are many great and inspiring thinkers doing great things, telling powerful stories, and sharing what works. This is why YDN brings new minds and cutting edge content to the region by recruiting powerful partners and engaging and connecting experts from the field.


REACH Coalitions In 2012 our work with the Sierra Health Foundation’s REACH Youth Program Initiative continued. Youth Development Community Action Coalition of Yuba-Sutter: Over the past year the coalition strengthened its structural sustainability by establishing school based youth chapters, integrating with Friday Night Live school chapters. This led to a growth in the number of youth involved. Yuba-Sutter youth engagement is strong. They have an established practice of shared youth-adult leadership, shared decision-making, and regular training (for adults to provide supportive leadership for youth, and for youth to lead meetings and make public presentations). YDN coaching in this area focused on training material references for retreat and meeting planning and presentation skills, as well as support for the coordinator in her planning.



Vacaville Youth Coalition: This year the Vacaville Youth Roundtable and members of the REACH Coalition were able to finalize a revision to the 2000 Youth Master Plan. The new plan now has a young adult portion that points to best practices in working with this delicate yet promising part of the Vacaville community. During the development of the plan youth had a strong presence in the creation and mobilizing of the key revisions. An adult member of the Vacaville REACH Coalition mentioned that the training and support provided by the YDN and other technical assistance providers was instrumental in how they ensured youth voice throughout the process.

Building Healthy Communities Making Health Happen by Building Healthy Communities is a ten-year, comprehensive community initiative that is creating a revolution in the way Californians think about and support health in their communities. In 14 places across California, residents are proving that they have the power to make health happen in their neighborhoods, schools and with prevention—and in doing so, they’re creating a brighter future for their children and for our state. South Sacramento is one of these 14 communities Sacramento has been called one of the most diverse cities in America by Time Magazine, a quality that is evident in the South Sacramento Building Healthy Community where nearly 70,000 residents of various backgrounds live, learn and play. In recent years the community has struggled with unemployment and poverty. Community members are collaborating with elected officials, grassroots advocacy groups, and other community organizations to improve their neighborhoods and schools. In addition to supporting the direct organizational training and coaching for Del Norte BHC Collaborative and the Ubuntu Greens BHC’s Healthy Land Use Engagement Project, YDN has supported this initiative through participation in various work groups impacting the lives of young people in Oak Park and South Sacramento.


Health Happens Here Fact Sheet

2012 Sponsors & Donors 2012 Partners Asian Resources Inc. California Capital FDC -- Ubuntu Green City of Sacramento – Department of Parks & Rec – Teen Services City of Sacramento – START After School Program Del Norte County El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition City of Vacaville -- Police Department Galt Joint Union Elementary School District GEO Academy – Grant Union High School Hands for Hope Kings Canyon Unified School District Marysville Joint Unified School District Pesticide Watch Education Fund R.I.S.E., Inc. Sacramento City Unified School District – American Legion High School Sacramento SPLASH San Juan Unified School District Sierra Health Foundation – Health Leadership Program Think Together, Capital Region The Tides Center -- Communicare Initiative (CCI) Twin Rivers Unified School District UC Davis - Early Academic Outreach Program UC Davis – Center for Human Services Washington Unified School District WayUp Sacramento WestEd Health and Human Development Program Whole Person Learning West Sacramento Youth Resource Coalition Woodland Joint United -- Pioneer High School Yolo County Library Yolo County Office of Education -- Region 3 Service Learning Yuba City Unified School District 2012 Conference Presentations California State 4-H 2012 Community Sponsors - Donors Always TLC Pet Sitting Service Aqua Clean Solutions Barry Callebaut Bevan, Bevan & Associates Piano Disc California Catholic Conference Cha Cha’s Doggie Day Care Challenge Dairy Products, Inc. City of Sacramento -- Councilmember Steve Cohn City of Sacramento -- Councilmember Darrell Fong City of Sacramento -- Councilmember Jay Schenirer Clarks Corner Comcast

Crocker & Crocker Crowe Horwath LLP Comstock’s Drowning Accident Rescue Team (D.A.R.T.) Dale Carnegie Training - Robert M. Scherer and Associates, Inc. Dawn Food Products Del Monte Meat Co. Dentistry of East Sacramento Deyer Babich Baccola Wood & Campora LLP Downey Brand Attorneys LLP Dr. Basso’s Midtown Comfort Shoes East Sacramento Realty Ed Staub & Sons Petroleum Inc. Ettores European Bakery & Restaurant Farm Fresh to You -- Capay, Inc. Fat’s Restaurant Fidelity Investments Folsom Dog Resort Frank Cook Realty, Inc Friends of East Sacramento Front Street Animal Shelter Grant High School – Media Class Students Grateful Dog Daycare Greater CA German Shepherd Rescue, Inc. Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary Interstate Truck Center Iszodog Jamba Juice – HNH Berries Inc. John O. Bronson Insurance Co. K Street Consulting Kenneth Fat DDS Inc Land Bark Pet Supplies Meehan Consulting Associates Merchants National Bank Merlot Marketing Inc. Meyer Associates Michael J. Anderson, Att at law A New Hope Animal Foundation Niello Volkswagen Nor. Cal. Weimaraner Rescue Parkside Inn Peet’s Coffee Peerless Coffee & Tea Co. Pet Food Express Pet Pawtraits by Nikki Solone PETCO Petsmart, Inc, Positive Coaching Alliance Produce Express Raley’s Red Rover



2012 Sponsors & Donors River City Petroleum, Inc Robin Hagy Photography Sacramento Library Scott Naake Paper Scrub Boys Car Wash Scentsy Shanty Lounge Sierra Vista Bank Sacramento Municipal Utility District SPCA Sacramento Splash Hound USA State Farm Insurance – Sigmund Lindley Surewest Foundation The Sacramento Bee Tuperware – Tammy Forsythe Umpqua Bank Uncle Matty Dog Training Union Bank Vibra Pet VIP Petcare Services Veterinary Specialty Group Emergency & Referral Center, Inc WAG Hotels, Inc. Wells Fargo Bank Western Health Advantage Woodland Joint Unified School District - Pioneer High School Investing Foundations Arata Brothers Trust The California Endowment The California Wellness Foundation Foundation for Youth Investment Lefkovitz Foundation Morgan Family Foundation State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company The Starbucks Foundation Wells Fargo Bank Herbert K. Yee and Inez F. Yee Foundation 2012 Individual Supporters Chris Aguirre Angelique Ashby Maryanne Armstrong Jane Beauchamp Kavita Beaumont Camille Benvenuti Doni Blumenstock Patrick Bohman Claudia Bordin Laura Bridges Matt Brown Brookes Byrd



Allison Cagley Margie Campbell Ruby Lim Chin Andie Corso Scot Crocker Pam Dolk Shannon Farrell Bonnie Ferreira Judith Nunn Fong Susan Frazier Roxane Fritz Paula Gardner Mary and Molly Greene Kimela Hancock Jewelry Consultant Beth Harney – Dunnigan Realtors Jose Hermocillo Carol and Mary Hinzman Donald Houser Pamela Irvin Jacqueline Irwin Jeffrey A. Jensen Brenda Johnson Susan Keeley Sotiris Kololotronis Linda W. Lee Bina Lefkovitz June Lefkovitz Kathy Lewis Linda Sue Lim Judith Lingle Joyce Lodwick Kim Mack Betty Masuoka Sally McKeag Amy Mahon – Murphy & Gert Cynthia S. Meyers, CFP Brent McClure Kathy McKim Kimberly Mohler Dana Newell Ken Noack, Jr. Alexandria Ornelas Maria Pasquale Jennifer Porter Linda Reynolds Jan & Karin Rosati Rivkah Sass Elisa Schwasnick Vicki Schultze Danise Seaters Susan Sighu-Manuel

Cheri Simmons James Smalling Stephanie Smith Eric Solis Patrick & Nicole Soluri Christy Spoto Ken & Lani Steers Vicki Stockbridge Joe Tassinari Fred Teichert Julia Turrini Nelli Vasan Susan Vieth Jolene Wachowicz Michael Walker Janice Wang Peter Wilson Jennifer Woodruff Ana Robles Yamauchi Alan and Helen Yee M. Yee Nancy Yamauchi Yee

Finance Graphs & Charts YDN Revenue Sources 2012

0% - Earned Interest.......................... $186 27% - Grants............................ $137,170 8% - Special Events......................$40,111 3% - In Kind-Revenue

(Included in Contributions)

7% - Contributions.......................$50,352 55% - Service Fees................... $280,174


YDN Expense Allocation 2012

86% - Program Services............ $392,219 8% - Management & General.......$37,469 6% - Fundraising.........................$24,654




Finance Graphs & Charts


YDN Expense Sources By Project 2012

8% - Arata-WUSD YDI.................$35,000 10% - Youth Action Teams............$43,350 8% - Administrative...................... $37,472 2% - Community Training................ $7,100 14% - Strengths...........................$65,870 1% - FYI-Cultural Relevancy.............$2,500 5% - Special Events......................$24,700 27% - Youth Leadership..............$125,000 2% - Service Learning.................... $8,350 22% - Contract Work................ $100,000 1% - REACH Sierra Health.............. $5,000




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