Councilmember Ashby established the Youth Action Corps (Parks Leadership Academy for Youth (PLAY) and The Youth Crew) in District 1. YAC engages youth in park cleanups, Events such as; festivals, Movies in the Park, First Fridays, Santa in Natomas, Helicopter Easter Egg Drop, the completion of class projects, provides leadership opportunities, employment preparation workshops, financial literacy classes, and youth symposiums. YAC participants are connected directly with job and internship opportunities. The YAC program has received statewide recognition for its efforts in engaging youth across the Natomas community.
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There are two main components to the YAC program;
The Parks Leadership Academy for Youth (PLAY), focuses primarily on beautifying and helping to maintain all District One Parks throughout the year. (Click PLAY Logo for more information)
The Youth Crew, is responsible for working on and participating in a number of events and project in District One and around the Sacramento area. (Click YOUTH CREW Logo for more information)