ROOTED is a program provided to AUHSD students with the intention of unlocking the potential of socially aware young leaders rooted in justice who cultivate change for themselves and their communities.
ROOTED is a 12 week fellowship that aims to inform and empower students with resources they can take with them to college applications, internship experiences, job interviews, civic engagement, and academic success. Session facilitators can mentor students with resume building, job readiness, academic advising, and more.
Upcoming ROOTED projects include Panel of Professionals Speaker Series from community leaders and professionals, collaborations with Policy, Mental Health Programs, and other existing OCAPICA Youth Programs. ROOTED students will be completing an activism project prior to receiving their Leadership Certification at the end of the 12 weeks. Activism Projects will allow students practice public speaking and apply knowledge attained from program.