State Partnerships

YEP forms partnerships with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and California Department of Health Care Services (CDHS) through the provision of Technical Assistance. Ambassadors and the Project Associate provide youth perspective in the form of Special Technical Assistance on various policy topics. In addition, YEP provides guidance in promising practices for youth engagement. Examples of collaborative work between Ambassadors and State Partners include: 

  • Focus Groups with State Partners addressing specific topics
  • Ambassadors participate in various workgroups and other stakeholder meetings
  • Ongoing consulting by Ambassadors to provide less formal, individual perspective on a long term project or topic
  • Document review