Photos by David Ng

The 2017 YEPP Cohort were a dynamic group of 16 students brought together by their determination to create change within their communities. Our YEPP youth leaders participated in a variety of activities throughout the 2016-2017 school year such as meeting California State Controller Betty Yee and hosting a screening of Sascha Rice’s documentary “California State of Mind.” The students completed the program with a group project focused on illegal dumping in Boyle Heights. For more information on these events, please click below.

2017 YEPP Cohort Events

Sascha Rice Screening of “California State of Mind” - Over 50 students participated in the screening along with Roosevelt High School teachers Mr. Alvarez and Mr. Castillo. A Q&A was held after the screening.
YEPP Students Meet Betty Yee - On January 28th, California State Controller Betty Yee met with 15 student leaders from the Youth Enrichment Policy Project (YEPP) at Cal State LA. She explained her role in government and why , the importance of managing public funds, as well as the importance of personal financial management. She explained the important connection between public funding and public policy, giving the students a comprehensive understanding of the Controller’s role in government.