YDN Camp Alumni Olivia Contreras Fernandez, Quincy Brown, and Nicoda Adams join host Adrian Ruiz to have a reflective conversation on their experiences at YDN’s youth leadership camp. Thanks to all of our supporters and staff who lead the charge to create the magic of camp! It couldn’t be done without the heart and soul […]
In Episode 35 of in our tribe, we have an awesome conversation with hope dealer, liberator, educator, and agitator Roberto Rivera on his work, approach, and views on education and youth development. Check out in our tribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher!
In Episode 34 of in our tribe, Executive Director Imani Lucas shares about United and Guided–its philosophy, approach, and reason for existence. Check out in our tribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher!
In Episode 33, we have a conversation with Library Director & CEO Rivkah Sass regarding The Sacramento Library – its offerings, its approach, challenges, and future endeavors. Check out in our tribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher!
In Episode 32 of in our tribe, we are joined by YDN Youth Development Specialist/Trainer Meg Birmingham to discuss why there is a drop in youth engagement in school and community programs based on data from YDN’s Sacramento Youth Engagement Report. Check out in our tribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher!
In episode 31 of in our tribe, we are joined by Paul Willis to discuss his new album Wonderland and his story as an educator, artist, and activist. Check out in our tribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher!
In episode 30 of in our tribe, Maria Madril Hernandez shares her story growing up and her advocacy in the community to assist Native American youth succeed despite a lack of supports and opportunities for them. Tune in on the platforms below:
In Episode 29 of in our tribe, Alexsys Thompson discusses creating A White Space and it’s goal of assisting white people and others become anti racist. Alexsys Thompson, MLC, BCC is the creator of the Trybal Gratitude Journal, a keynote speaker, executive coach, a certified Soul Language Practitioner, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council. […]
In Episode 28 of in our tribe, Kevin McCarthy emphasizes on how leaders can bring the public square back and what is the danger of a world without it. This episode also addresses how to navigate the vast sea of separate echo-chambers during this moment of disruption and agitation. Tune in on the platforms below:
During this episode, Monica Blanco is referred to as the Interim Youth Division Manager. She has now taken the position and is officially the Youth Division Manager for the City of Sacramento’s Department of Youth, Parks & Community Enrichment. Listen in to hear Monica Blanco share what it takes to create and facilitate excellent social […]
Garth Lewis serves as the Yolo County Superintendent of Schools. He was elected to this position in 2018. Over the course of his 23-year career in K-12 education, Superintendent Lewis has served as a para-educator, teacher, site and district administrator, and Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services and Equity at the Yolo County Office of Education. […]
In Episode 25 of in our tribe, Adrian is joined by Greg Garcia of Cities Rise to discuss mental health in the climates in which young people live, learn, play, and work. Tune in for dialogue that dreams, designs, and disrupts while also incorporating how hip hop collective action movements are related to mental health. […]