We come alongside young people (ages 13-26) and provide them with opportunities to become advocates and change makers in their communities. By providing advocacy & leadership training to Black youth, we offer them not only a chance to be better equipped in their own lives, we also allow them to change conditions now and in the future. All RAGE programming focuses on our key areas: healing, education, advocacy and research.
Sponsored by the City of Sacramento and empowered in part by #sacyouthworks, the RAGE Ambassador program allows 15-20 youth ages 14-18 to participate in an intensive 8 week career and college readiness program. Upon completing 40 hours Ambassadors receive a $500 stipend.
RAGE Ambassadors work on "adulting" skills while also participating in a social justice or community service campaign of their choice.
Funded by Elevate Youth California, the Sisterhood Collective serves to reduce substance use by young girls and women of color ages 13-26 in Sacramento County and increase awareness of harmful drug usage, empowerment to set and achieve goals, and general sense of direction and positive thinking to focus on social justice and healing.
The RAGE Sisterhood provides a space for all Black and non Black girls of color to engage in leadership development, mentorship, healing, peer to-peer learning and resource-sharing.
Sisterhood is open to gender non binary & gender expansive youth.
RAGE HEAL Fellowship
Focusing on healing, entrepreneurship and leadership skills, the RAGE HEAL Fellowship provides 15 young adults with an intensive collaborative network in order to increase capacity of youth-driven and youth led healing programming through mini-grants, training and collaborative coaching.
Youth social entrepreneurs will receive support to build and expand their healing practices. Participants will receive $1000 to invest in their business.
peer to peer mental health
Blacks Making a Difference (BMAD) youth have been pivotal in advocating for peer-to-peer mental health initiatives in Sacramento county.
Youth ambassadors participate in a 40 hour youth mental health training and created social media campaigns in order to reduce the stigma of mental health among Black youth. The RAGE Virtual Healing space provides online resources for Black youth and community members.
Do you have a desire to create systemic change, but need help engaging those who will be most impacted by your efforts?
We can help you center those most historically marginalized; engage youth & community members; create objectives that uplift hope and reduce harm; identify and influence decision makers and implement a change making strategy.
Do you need to build leadership capacity & increase engagement opportunities for youth and community members?
We can help you engage your community, develop youth-led campaigns and advocate for racial and gender equity. We can also provide leadership development for youth & community through coaching and educational workshops.
STRATEGIC ACTION PLANNING
Do you need help developing your strategic plan and collaborative vision.
We can help you conduct collaborative strategic planning, as well as work with your community to create your vision, mission and core values.
We can help you develop a social justice, or equity plan, that is driven by need and supported by community members.
education & training
Do you need youth & community driven workshops and customized professional development in order to improve racial and gender equity?
Using frameworks of Critical Post Traumatic Growth & Social Justice we offer training on issues such as equity, social emotional learning, cultural humility, and educational justice.
We also provide customized training in unique areas such as: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children; Trauma Stewardship; Youth Development and more ...
Our participatory models help you connect authentically with the communities you serve in order to make a long-term difference. We can help you improve youth & community engagement; design advocacy campaigns; and support your local and global efforts to create change.