Youth Advisory Council

    More information to come during the Fall!

    Hollywood PAL Youth Advisory Council

    Hollywood PAL believes in the power of young people. Every day, we partner with youth and community leaders to realize our mission: to drive student engagement through service-learning. Hollywood PAL develops young leaders by providing leadership opportunities, training, and resources to address issues that matter to them. With passion, creativity, and ingenuity, young people are changing the world.

    Hollywood PAL equips young people – particularly those who have not perviously had opportunities for leadership – with skills for community action through a series of activities that explore identity and equity, rooted in social and emotional learning. Our trainings provide hands-on learning through simulations on the intersectionality of race, class, ethnicity, and geography, explorations of personal leadership styles and cultural backgrounds, and action-planning for assessments leading to addressing community needs. Participants apply their learnings to action-planning.

    Key to this leadership development is an inquiry process that sparks creativity and social and emotional learning including: 


    • Empowerment – contribution to community 
    • Positive Values – caring, equality and justice, and responsibility
    • Positive Identity – personal power, self-esteem, sense of purpose, positive view of the future
    • Social Competencies – planning and decision-making, cultural competencies, peaceful conflict resolution


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