Join fellow youth at YBCA’s first annual Calling Youth to Power. Use your voice, get politically engaged, and address some of the most pressing issues of our time in a series of talks and town hall conversations.

Presented in collaboration with KQED and Youth Speaks, this special event provides a platform and safe space for youth to connect with peers and the local community. Facilitated by local youth leaders, Calling Youth to Power will navigate vital themes like quality education and healing from violence.

Co-hosted by student activist Naudika Williams and KQED’s Above the Noise host Myles Bess, the event will feature literacy advocate Jamarria Hall, with performances by Young, Gifted and Black, Loco Bloco Youth Ensemble, and Youth Speaks poets Leila Mottley and Luna Gutierrez.

We encourage youth under 24 to attend and participate. All youth and families are welcome. RSVP encouraged. Admission is first-come, first-served. If you are interested in attending with a student group of 10 or more, please reach out to

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YBCA 100 is supported in part by Meyer Sound. Special thanks to our media partners The New York Times and KQED .

The Creative Ecosystem is supported by generous grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

YBCA Programs are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation, with additional funding by National Endowment for the Arts, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.