Alameda, a three-time 100 Best winner, makes youth a priority through collaborative programs focused on bullying prevention, improving health and providing safe places. Alameda’s Bullying Prevention Initiative hosts community workshops, school assemblies and speech contests to teach local youth how to combat bullying. The initiative also showed films from the national bullying prevention organization Not in Our Town to teach 6,000 local youth about acceptance and respect. Alameda also teaches its youth how to live healthier and prevent obesity through Let’s Move Alameda. This community collaborative creates programs that encourage young people to eat healthier and increase their physical activity.
To assist young people with discipline issues and prevent repeat offenses, Alameda High School implemented a restorative justice program that works with families and community members to address youth infractions and teach accountability. In an effort to provide homeless and at-risk youth and their families with a safer environment, Alameda Point Collaborative assists them in finding housing, job training and recreational activities. The collaborative serves more than 500 people each year, including nearly 300 youth.
- Alameda’s Bullying Prevention Initiative helps elementary students learn how to combat bullying and violence through community workshops, assemblies and videos.
- Schools, local government, organizations, civic groups and volunteers make up the Alameda Collaborative for Children Youth and Families, which shares resources and information to promote positive youth development.
- The Alameda Point Collaborative provides housing, job training and recreational activities to over 500 people each year, including nearly 300 children.
Let’s Move Alameda works collaboratively with community stakeholders to develop initiatives that will reduce and prevent obesity and encourage healthy nutrition and physical activity among youth in Alameda.
- Alameda High School has implemented a Restorative Justice program that actively engages families and communities to help youth co-construct a discipline plan to improve accountability and prevent repeat offenses.
“I have learned that anyone is capable of something huge. With the confidence I have gained through the city, my dream is to one day help those from disadvantaged backgrounds, inspiring them that they, too, are capable of creating change in their worlds.”
“Alameda supported my dreams by allowing me to develop emotionally, educationally, and professionally. Without Alameda’s being there for me emotionally, I would not have the motivation I need to follow my dreams.”