SACOG is launching the first year of its Youth Leadership Academy. The Academy is a cohort of high school students who provide input to the SACOG Board of Directors on the effects of policies, needs, programs, and budgets impacting the children and youth of the region as it relates to transportation, air quality, environmental and land use planning issues.
Students in the Leadership Academy will provide input to their corresponding SACOG Board members regarding SACOG initiatives and issue areas. Academy members will solicit input from other peers in their community to better inform the SACOG Board member of children’s and youth’s needs, perspectives, and requests. Youth will serve as ambassadors to SACOG by educating community members about what SACOG does and the issues it is tackling.