Yolo Youth Rally Wrap Up!

The Yolo Youth Rally was a two day conference held at Woodland Community College on Saturday September 24th and ended on Sunday September 25th with students wanting more! Check out the student surveys yolo-youth-rally-surveys.

80 students from schools all over Yolo County attended the Rally, where they learned leadership and life-skills from presenters who volunteered their time to share the expertise and knowledge.

Leadership Skills: Rogelio Villagrana, Director of UC Davis Early Academic Outreach, and Rhea Fabricante, Teen Services Librarian at Woodland Public Library

The featured life-skill was How To Vote and the Elections Process with Yolo County Registrar of Voters, Jesse Salinas, the Elections Office Staff and the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, Don Saylor and Jim Provenza and the League of Women Voters, Evelia Genera and Mari Perla:

How to Knit with Nancy Bellamy:

Mindfulness Through Yoga with Minakhi Sarma:

Checking 101 with Travis Credit Union, Damian Alarcon & Omar Herrera:

Job Process with Friday Night Live, Angela Angel, Elena Jaime, & Estella De La Torre:

Everyday Leadership and Community Services with Stephanie Collier:

Self-Defense with Ramtown Karate:

Basic Automotive Care with Bowman’s Auto Repair:

Overcoming Stereotypes, Don’t Let Anyone Hold You Back with Jayne Williams:

Building Relationships Through Conflict with Elvia Garcia & Beckie Challender:

Sexual Health with Tessa Taft:


Navigating Community College with Joann Ramirez and Associated Students of Woodland Community College.

College Life, What to Expect Your First Year in College with Kimberly Campos:

Discrimination Against Latinos in WWII with Samuel Ortega:

Terrorism Issues with Dr. David Zuckerman:

How To Do Your Taxes with Patricia Maciel:

How To Be Environmentally Friendly, Bikes Can Fix That with Maria Tebutt:

Anti-Bullying Techniques with Woodland Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board.

Thank you again to all our Presenters and Volunteers that helped make the Yolo Youth Rally a success especially the Woodland Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board Members and UC Davis Early Academic Outreach Student Outreach Assistants, and to Maryam Irfan who coordinated the logistics (and so much more) and Wendy Avina who created the workshop tickets.


The Yolo Youth Rally was funded by: a grant from the California State Library, Woodland Public Library, Friends of the Woodland Public Library, UC Davis Early Academic Outreach Program, Woodland Community College, Yolo County’s Friday Night Live, Yolo County Office of Education and Yolo County Elections Office.

More pictures from the event can be viewed here!




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