Purpose: in 2020, 8th graders, high school seniors and college students did not experience graduation the 8th grade end of the year dance, prom etc. Many youth and young adults reached out to the PARTI Program feeling helpless and wanted to celebrate and recognize middle school, high school, and college grades so PARTI hosted a virtual California Graduation PARTI and students from Florida and New York signed up to participate. The purpose of the 2021 Summer Kick Off Concert is to recognize and celebrate the class of 2020 and 2021 for their achievements, and recognize every middle school, high school and college student who endured and triumphed through isolation during the 2021 school year.
If you would like to make a donation to support youth to have a safe summer, please do so via our GlobalGiving link: https://www.globalgiving.org/donate/33314/parti-program/
The event will be virtual and in person:
Funds raised from this event will be used to transform 5,000 youth through Leadership Mentorship Program and Civic Action. Our Leadership and Mentorship program is a year-round program designed to engage youth, ages 12-18, in academic and career coaching and preparation tool meant for enhancing the educational programming for historically under-served and low-achieving youth.
During Covid-19 isolation youth experienced anxiety, depression, and increased stress and lack of motivation. PARTI Fashion and Talent events allows youth to share messages about safety, equity, diversity and inclusion, and so much more. "When I saw this event, I realized that we can create a safe way to support youth programs." Project Partner.
In 2020, PARTI Youth felt compelled to address the issue of bullying, racial tension and the anxiety and depression caused by social isolation due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. In 2021, our intensions are to continue to support youth as they navigate back to school, but they need your support. The ExPosure event relies on business professionals to connect with youth and walk the runway to support bullying prevention, safety, and youth voice. Be a part of the 2021 event on October 23rd. Contact us!
We focus on youth development, connection to caring adults, and service opportunities for teens. We support communities by providing diversity in youth leadership development, volunteerism and community service.
The exPosure events helps to raise money to build youth leadership! PARTI supports thousands of students of color with youth development programs that address safety, equity, and anti-violence, helping to build conflict-free environments that address diversity and inclusion for safer school climates
Opportunities for youth:
Civics Action Youth Council: 2 youth from each city in Santa Clara County will meet monthly to engage in conversations about service, civics, and leadership (40 high school students ages 14-18).
Opportunities for adults:
*Be a speaker
*Host an event or service project
*Volunteer at a youth led service project or event.
*Become a Sponsor
San Jose, Santa Clara County, Alameda County, San Mateo County , Los Angeles
May 30, 2021 - Youth Concert w/ Celebrity Performer (TBA) will celebrate middle school, high school, & college students who navigated this school year during covid-19 and racial unrest. In person and virtual.