Innovative Youth Consortium of California

An Elevate Youth California Project - Innovative Youth Consortium of Califoria - a statewide alliance of Native American Youth Ambassadors in California

Project Summary: The project goal is to reduce substance abuse in Native American youth ages 14 to 18 years old by offering culturally relevant preventative activities, peer led support groups, and leadership conferences that will provide them with the skills and tools to address punitive drug policies in their local areas.

The support groups offer substance use preventative activities with cultural values at heart. Such activities may include cultural cooking classes, beading classes, traditional gardening/harvesting, talking circles, etc. and will focus on topics such as: generational/historical trauma, substance abuse, and reducing stigma.

Funding is provided by The Sierra Health Foundation.

California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. (CIMC) is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Labor.
CIMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.