World Café brings together Placer County youth
This Wednesday, young people from all over Placer County are invited to help shape their communities and their futures by joining in dinner and conversation with a wide assortment of adults representing government, recreation, schools community agencies and more.
Following dinner, the World Café will seat and shift participants in small group tables to explore “questions that matter.” Wednesday’s café will explore what can be done better in Placer County to help all youth feel connected to community and feel hopeful about their futures. What opportunities are currently helping youth, what is missing and what would we dream of seeing? The insights and discoveries from the collective group will then give opportunities for action.
During the World Café, youth and adults will explore the possibilities for a one-stop youth center in Placer County. Discussions will include brainstorming ideas for a place where youth in transition can receive assistance in terms of job employment, education, laundry, computers and more.
“I really hope all youth feel welcome,” said high school senior Eunice Kim, of Newcastle, president of the Placer County Youth Commission. “This is a chance for youth to be heard and make a difference, to share their experience and their dreams.”
“I know many youth would like to have more opportunities for creative expression or want to find ways to give back to their community, said Lincoln High School senior Savannah Berkley. “I’m hopeful that we can try some new things that makes this easier for young people.”
The Placer County Youth Commission will host the World Café in partnership with Coalition for Placer Youth, Auburn Hip Hop Congress, Friday Night Live, Youth Empowerment Support and the Placer County Office of Education.