Multilingual Youth Taking Action

The Multilingual Youth Taking Action student leadership group was created to build the leadership and advocacy capacity of students countywide who are proud to represent their native language.

Our mission is to:

  • Teach students how to advocate in a professional and proactive manner

  • Develop clear communication skills where students are able to speak up for themselves and their educational goals

  • Fostering a safe place for native speakers to feel celebrated

  • Uplift the contributions indigenous communities have made to Santa Cruz County

  • Hold weekly meetings to create community and work on group projects that are identified by the students

  • Plan a countywide Multilingual summit where students, educators and community members may come together to learn about their rights as multilingual students, have an opportunity to ask questions directly to policymakers, and build community across the county.