Catholic Youth Take Initiative in Sacramento


Over 120 students from schools across the state traveled to Sacramento Tuesday to advocate on issues to help vulnerable youth across the state.  The day began with a mass followed by training workshops to strategize for legislative meetings later in the afternoon.  Workshops packed with information and activities on:  Abortion, Cyberbullying, Homelessness, Foster Care, and Human Trafficking help connect and prepare students on the legislation that is to come up for consideration in the California Assembly.

The students then met with their California representatives on each of these issues in the state capitol building.  By the end of the day approximately 50 legislative meetings took place and was quite an effort by these articulate and talented students.

A group of student delegates head to meetings in the state capitol.

Mitty and St. Francis Students with Assemblymen Rich Gordon on the Assembly floor.

Catholic students lining the hallway of the California Assembly, preparing to head to meetings.

Mitty Students meet with Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson.