The Dolores Huerta Foundation Youth Program consists of two components, Liberated Youth for Empowerment (LYFE) & Livin’ LYFE. Previously known as Youth & Family Civic Engagement Initiative, this rebrand is more than just a new name, it now offers young people opportunities to develop a critical lens on history and systems of inequity. Through evidence-based best practices, the Youth Program aims to increase civic engagement participation among low-income, disenfranchised youth and their families to reduce racial and socio-economic disparities. DHF Youth Program’s goal is to empower each young person as they transition to a social justice warrior by providing them the tools and resources every step of the way.
LYFE incorporates three vital pathways for personal and professional development: Civic Engagement, Transformational Art, and New Media & Technology. This immersive leadership program includes a pathway crafted to meet the intersection of community engagement and health/wellness all while amplifying the voices of our future leaders.
Once graduated from LYFE, youth leaders enter the “Livin’ LYFE” alumni program, where we build community and empower the next generations of social justice warriors. Livin’ LYFE provides monthly programming, mentorship, scholarship and entrepreneurship opportunities / resources that will support alumni on their journey for social justice and professional development.
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DHF Youth Members honor LGBTQ+ Pulse Nightclub victims for Dia de los Muertos.
The Dolores Huerta Foundation Youth members had the opportunity to organize an alter (ofrendo) to honor and celebrate the 49 lives that were lost at...
Join us on 9/29 for LYFE’s Virtual Pop-up Event!
Attention all youth, parents, & community members! You're invited to DHF Youth Program's 1st ever Virtual Pop-up event for LYFE. Join us...
2021 CA Special Election: Youth Rock the Vote!
Although the Liberated for Youth Empowerment (LYFE) program is fairly new it is already impacting communities in a positive way. Most of the LYFE...
DHF Youth Anna Hun Appointed to Fresno Youth Commission!
“Just go for it,” is the motto that Anna Hun uses to describe what moved her from being a shy freshman at Duncan Polytechnical High School, to an...
YFCEI Celebrating Black History 2021
CALLING ALL YOUTH! Join Dolores Huerta Foundation Youth Family Civic Engagement Initiative on Friday, Feb 5th @ 5 pm PST for a Zoom event...