Increasing the number of high school and college graduates is essential to meeting California’s projected workforce demands. Yet many youth lack 'real models' and exposure to programs that encourage them to further their education. Addressing this need, SAYS empowers students to become authors of their own lives and leaders in their schools and communities. As a culmination of year-round activities in schools throughout California, the annual SAYS Summit College Day brings hundreds of young people to UC Davis to experience school in a new way. This year, in 2015, the SAYS Summit brought together 850 youth from different regions, schools, and economic and ethnic backgrounds. Each participant received a campus tour and participated in a robust program that includes keynote speakers, critical literacy workshops, experiential learning, hip-hop stations and more.
In this movement of youth voices for social change, we thank you for your continuing support and partnership! Together we can ensure that all young people have an opportunity to climb the mountain of their own dreams and live out their brilliance. For more information and to get involved please go to: says.ucdavis.edu
Video created by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi of FistUp.Tv
Additional camera work by: ClouD 9, Amadu Haruna and Domp Media