Recognition of Service - Thankful

by PARTI Program
Recognition of Service - Thankful
Recognition of Service - Thankful
Recognition of Service - Thankful
Recognition of Service - Thankful
PARTI programming is teaming with youth to produce Party with PARTI events to offer creative ways to support self -care, and recognition for youth who are navigating through covid-19 during complicated times. 
We have engaged youth 2-3 times of week, Wednesday's, Saturday's, and Sunday's. Youth have been meeting for 2-3 hours, per sessions. 
Actions which we delivered on in March and April:
Participated in virtual networking events with 4 Chambers of Commerce in California.
Secured a partnership with the Hayward - Livermore College School District to engage East Bay community members on Police Reform. 
Secure High School seniors  from Morgan Hill, Campbell, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mt. View, San Jose and Cupertino to be Champions for the Safe Summer Kickoff Event.
Hosted a Stop The Violence Los Angeles Event ( Thank you Committee members!).
Began engaging activities with Morgan Hill youth through a partnership with the Girls and Boys Club.
Launched a Ice Cream PARTI with the Morgan Hill and Gilroy Baskin and Robbins!
Hosted a Parti in the Park at Evergreen Village Square ( District 8, SJ), The Plant (District 7, SJ), and Cataldi Park (District 4, SJ).
Upcoming activities: 
Career Connection Event on April 21st: to Businesses in 7 industries: Confirmations Hubbell, Google, Applied Material, First Tech Credit Union,  ServiceNow, Appreciation Financial.
Safe Summer Kickoff May 29-30 Morgan Hill - Gilroy, San Jose, Santa Clara County


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Creating partnerships for change
Creating partnerships for change

PARTI Youth created this project to partner with the San Jose Police Department to build relationships with youth in th community!


By January 14, 2021,  I would like to set up a date and time to have a joint zoom call with you and invite some youth to talk about our joint partnership in building community and youth engagement and maybe, have someone from the Santa Clara County Office Of Education. 
By January 18, 2021, I would like for 100 or more San Jose Police Officers complete a service questionnaire similar to the one our youth created for Starbucks 2 years ago. Christian will modify this survey and we can talk about adding additional questions.
By February30, 2021, at Least 1 Police Officer attends 1 Black history Month event that engages youth in 10 districts.
By March 30, 2021, at Least 1 Police Officer attends 1 Latinx Hispanic event that engages youth in 10 districts.
By April 30, 2021, at least 1 Police Officer attends 1 Polynesian activity of convening event that engages youth in 10 districts.
By April 30, 2021, at Least 1 Police Officer attends 1 youth sports event that youth are playing in 10 districts.
Beginning May 1, 2021, Police begin in engaging in planning sessions that celebrate African American Youth during National Night out. 
By May 30th, or the Anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, at least 1 San Jose Police Officer engages in one Community Breakfast that is organized by youth which will raise money for safe summer programming.
By May 30th, the San Jose Police Department and the PARTI Program announces 1 African American youth in every district in San Jose, with a summer event planning internship, which students will organize an event that promotes health, safety, BIPOC in every district in San Jose. 
The San Jose Police Department and the PARTI Program will co-host city wide quarterly check - ins with youth and a speaker series to engage youth 4-8th grade.
PARTI will work to support youth to create activities in their school and/or community. 
PARTI Program will host a summer leadership program for BIPOC youth and allies on community/event/service planning.
The Squad
The Squad


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PARTI Program youth in California created a Youth Equity Survey which they are sharing with educators and civic leaders across the country.
WIth COVID-19 cutting off the last few months of my junior year, I felt helpless in what I could do for myself and those around me. The circumstances had changed my access to resources and it was a situation that I needed to learn and adapt to. Reaching out to the PARTI Program, and Winston himself, I looked for an opportunity to volunteer and express what I wanted to see in my community. Little did I know, I was going to be a full-time intern that represented the program, conducting projects and networking with high school students nationally. Within the past months, I have been able to organize projects and events that promote a purpose for youth engagement and equity. In that, I have acquired insight into life-skills that benefit my future in the workplace and real-world. Personally, my engagement in the program has allowed me to voice my opinions and feel safe in doing so. I have met peers within my community, as well as across the country, who have become a supporting system for me as I am for them. With the program, I plan to further connect with everyone to organize events and provide opportunities for students to have leadership roles in their communities.
This is Reyhan . I LIVE IN  Sugar Land, TX. My favorite hobby is martial arts. My favorite subject in school is Chemistry.
I want to be a part of the Youth Business Leadership Program. I'm not a very good leader in my community, and I'm  willing to be a better leader at the end of this program.
"The main reason I wanted to be a part of the team was to work behind the scenes of something that unites teens and young adults across the country. I want to help create a show of fashion that helps someone else feel good and express themselves."
Yes, im sorry again for going MIA, covid and the whole stay at home thing kinda hit me hard and i lost interest in everything but im ready now to try my best to be on the team and help out as much as i can
lana -organiser and fundraising
camellia - organiser and model
vaibhava- promoter
reyhan- organizing and recruiting models
why do we do fashion shows:
we recruit ppl who are interested in fashion and then later on also support racial equity and other social issues. also the shows promote equality bc most fashion shows don’t let everyone model and we are open to everyone and we give them their own space to be able to model. no restrictions. our message is racial gender equity.
the parti program benefits from the show bc we can spread a message and the participants also benefit bc they get to experience modeling as well as responsibility. more opportunities for more events when outsiders help.
what we want to get out of this: business and taking responsibility for recruiting ppl and organizing events. thinking outside the box and creatively. allows to voice out opinions and step outside of bubble and get outside meet new ppl and become more socially comfortable.
important experience that u can’t get from school. not only in modeling but also in the business aspect. voice our opinions and speak out of comfort zone. instead of following rules, we make our own and stick to them.
what we want to give: provide a safe platform where ppl who experience racial and gender inequality can speak freely without supporting us: winston. support system and can answer questions we have. parents support us as well. they provide the recourses to do different activities. also gain recourses from the school once we go back.
how many events do we want to do: 2-3 small events and one biggish one each month. just be consistent and constantly working to keep us in check but not overwork.
where we wanna do the events: bc of pandemic: virtually. hopefully in the future we can do in person social distancing. maybe in california.
what excites us the most abt being a leader: being able take initiative and having a significant role in the community. seeing the result of dif projects that we do. being a part of a group and teamwork. meeting new ppl and having the courage to reach out to ppl we don’t know. networking and communication.
I’m still on this call because I enjoy meeting other young intelligent people who share the same values. I also find the discussion very engaging and stimulating
Hi Winston.
I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed this experience. I learned so much and I met really interesting people. I’d like to thank you for this this opportunity to connect with other community leaders and youth. It was very meaningful to connect during this difficult time. Thank you for your leadership.
Still on the call because our conversation is deep and insightful. And I like those types of conversations
Being in this program was such an impactful experience and something that I will always take with me. I was able to connect with a fellow student and adults that influence the way school runs in our county. We were able to go over important topic and received well worded answers that give me hope that many of the issues we discussed will have solutions. I am so thankful to the Santa Clara Office of Education for this wonderful experience and guidance throughout the program. I would like to thank Olivia for leading us through the process, and Victoria for cohosting the event with me. Victoria was very easy to work with and connect with. Most importantly I would like to thanks Winston and the PARTI program team for the opportunity to engage and for promoting and sharing the event. My fellow interns were able to support me well by promoting the event and providing input! Overall I am so glad to be privileged enough to participate!


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98.1 Radio Personality Carolyn McArdle joins 49ers legend Dennis Brown as the Newest Honorary Board Members for the PARTI Program. The PARTI Program is seeking 10 Bay Area business professionals and Executives to walk down the runway to support youth to feel safe, empower youth equity and stop bullies. Many youth are having a difficult time processing during this time of social distancing. Carolyn, Dennis and the PARTI team and volunteers are committed to supporting youth when they transition back to school. Our youth need you Now more than ever. Please contact us to get involved.



Our youth needs your help now more than ever! The PARTI Program needs 10 business professionals in :
Santa Clara County
Alameda County
Los Angeles County

Our goal is to partner with other youth groups and Youth Service America to support 3,000 youth as they transition out of the current shelter in place! We will be hosting virtual and live events to support them and connect them to caring adults!


April 16-19 we had 3 youth be the champion leaders of our Global Youth Service Day Project. Because of their leadership (Elana, Lana and Gwen) We were able to reach over 1,000 young people in engagement. 

This is a recap of our youth led project: 


PARTI is supporting youth who are engaged in service, or need some positive opportunities to stay active in this time of isolating. We have youth from 7 schools in California that will take action during Global Youth Service weekend to do 1 of the following:


* Lead a virtual service project.


* Volunteer for a service project.


* Promote service opportunities for youth.
You can see Lana's post on why she serves:
You can see Gwen's post on why she serves here:
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Supporting first responders at Community events
Supporting first responders at Community events

PARTI would like to recognize high school and college students in Alameda County for their efforts to develop service projects to engage their school communities in safety. Executive Director , Winston Ashby engaged in a Challenge Day event at San Lorenzo High School in February, which allowed him to champion 4 amazing students to lead a Stop The Violence Event at Cal State East Bay. Their spring service project will be used to engage local first responders in service projects and recognition. Youth are still preparing for it, so look forward to updated report soon. 


PARTI also coached college students from UC Berkeley and Cal State East Bay to engage their peers in mentorship in which 12 mentors will be empowered to support 1,000 youth in the East Bay in service. Our March madness project will include: connecting to high schools in Hayward, Fremont, Union City and Newwark. We need your help to support 1,000 youth moving forward in service and connecting to first responders this spring.

Thank you California State Assembly Member for supporting our youth with recognition. We have work to do! 

We want to thank our business professionals who took time out to support our youth! 

I don’t want to be known as a motivational Speaker! I want to be known as a action planner. We work with what we have and yesterday- little became much. Somehow i was not alone when I ended our event with a prayer for peace. I never said thank you enough to the college students at UC Berkeley and Cal State East Bay. A high school student asked me if I was coming back to her school and I communicated to her “The reason why we put on this event is to prepare you for when we return to your school “ it’s all part of the pan to support your action and that is why we shared a prayer for you!  all said Amen. Thank you all for stepping in and taking action!" Winston

Social media responses: 

Barbara Well special event really nice i enjoyed myself thanks for inviting me


Okechi  Thank you for having us be a part of this wonderful event!

Shirri  I had so much fun! It was very nice. Thank you for inviting us

Youth engagement
Youth engagement
College mentors
College mentors
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Inclusive Leadership
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The youth
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PARTI Program

Location: San Jose, CA - USA
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