For Youth Only – A Virtual Leadership Event
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
After assessing the needs of the youth in the community, AccessCal organized an event geared to inspiring and motivating underserved youth, who struggling with isolation, stress, academics, and professional challenges. Our Leaders of Tomorrow “Speak Your Mind” virtual event, was an open forum for youth between the ages of 14 and 24 years. This event connected youth to one another, provide them with a platform to share the challenges they are facing during these uncertain times, as well as enable them to learn of the resources that are available to them, whether it is for school, work, or personal wellness.
Our event was hosted by our former Youth Program Manager, Mohammad Hijazi, and Youth Program Coordinator, Lilly Ahmed. Our exciting line-up of speakers and celebrity, included:
- • Our Mental Health Advisor, Sheikh Yassir Fazaga, will provide recommendations on how to deal with the difficulties highlighted by the youngsters,
- • Mr. Al Jabbar, Anaheim Union High School District, Board of Trustees – Member, will inspire the youth with his journey, and,
- • Celebrity comedian, Amer Zahr, will bring us some laughter and share the importance of civic engagement!