The Yolo County Office of Education will host a conference on Young Latino Males on Friday, Sept. 7. Nationally known speaker Dr. Victor Rios, a professor at UC Santa Barbara, will give the keynote address, “From At-Risk to At-Promise: Supporting the Lives of Marginalized Students.” Rios has appeared on Ted Talks and has authored several books. Rios is also a former high school dropout and juvenile delinquent who went on to receive his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.
LEGACY Youth Project students pose for a photo with Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated intervention center in the United States, during last year's trip to Los Angeles.
The LEGACY Youth Project is raising money for its members to attend an educational trip to Los Angeles next week. The LEGACY Youth Project is a social justice education and youth leadership program committed to the "healing, transformation and liberation" of Napa Valley youth.
The organization currently serves more than 100 middle school, junior high and high school students at four schools in the Napa Valley Unified School District. Most students will be the first in their families to graduate from high school and pursue higher education.
"On behalf of Vintage High School and the Vintage High School LEGACY Program, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Napa Valley Jewelers owner, Mr. Kent Gardella, for again making a very generous donation to the 10 2015 who graduated from Vintage High School and the Vintage LEGACY program." --via Napa Valley Register
Since 2012, the Legacy Youth Project, LLC is an Ethnic Studies and social justice leadership program committed to the healing, transformation, and liberation of Napa Valley youth. Through our Heartwork Pedagogy, we cultivate humanizing opportunities for our scholar warriors to lead, rejoice, and thrive.
Throughout an eight year partnership with the school district, the Legacy Youth Project (LYP) was fiscally sponsored by two local non-profit organizations. As of August 2020, LYP transitioned to a Limited Liability Company (LLC).