Councilmember Ashby is committed to serving the youth in the Sacramento area. She identified the funding to establish the Boys and Girls Club on the campus of Inderkum High School. The club played a vital role in ensuring academic achievement, recreation opportunities and life skills for youth, and prioritized the participation of young people living in affordable housing.
Our libraries are the foundation of youth development in Sacramento in that they provide access to wifi, computers, digital platforms, and critical resources for students. Ashby has been a champion for our libraries, leading the parcel tax expansion (Measure B) in 2014, having served as chair of the library authority, and having helped keep the doors open on all city branches when three were slated for closure. She promotes programs like Summer Reading that help close the achievement gap. The North Natomas branch boasts the county’s highest participation rates in summer reading, leading to greater opportunities for literacy and academic success, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Awards & Honors
District One Parks Leadership Academy for Youth: 2014 Winner of the Global Youth Service Day Grant
District One Parks Leadership Academy for Youth & Adopt-A-Park Program 2013 “Creative Community Awards of Excellence” from the California Park & Recreation Society
Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby spearheaded the “PLAY” program, an innovative service learning opportunity enlisting middle and high school students to learn, apply and teach park maintenance techniques to other volunteers in their local parks. The City operates 220 parks totaling 5,000 plus acres of urban park land and an extensive off road trail system.
District One Parks Leadership Academy for Youth 2012 Nominated “Best Community Group/Organization” by the Natomas Buzz
To volunteer for our youth programs all you have to do is show up to an orientation and bring your waiver!
At the orientation you will be asked to fill out a volunteer waiver and to create a volunteer online account. Staff will be there to guide you in the process.