Robert K. Ross, M.D., president and CEO of The California Endowment, formed a President’s Youth Council as a platform for building on and increasing youth leadership opportunities within The California Endowment’s work.
It is important to officially recognize the voice, creativity, and passion of young people who share a vision of a healthier and more opportunity-laden California. These efforts support and strengthen youth engagement, youth leadership, youth advocacy and youth/adult partnerships.
The President’s Youth Council (PYC) provides guidance and feedback about youth leadership efforts and youth engagement to the President of The California Endowment. The council advises and shares with the President their input on the Building Healthy Communities Initiative, and other initiatives as well.
Through this opportunity, PYC members are able to further their skills and development, as well as have access to networking and mentoring opportunities.