Youth Voices United for Change

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YVUC Conference 2015

2015 Dates TBD
Campus Center, Conference Room A&B

Youth Voices United for Change (YVUC) is an annual youth leadership conference planned by De Anza College students for local high school students every fall quarter in November.

Every year YVUC brings 300 high school students together on the De Anza campus to motivate, educate, and involve young people to create positive community changes in their lives, schools, and local neighborhoods.

Get involved. YVUC still needs De Anza student volunteers for the event!

Two student volunteersVolunteer to be a mentor for a day at the conference. Attend one of these orientations in the East Cottage Resource Room. (See map.) Please sign up here to RSVP for an orientation time.

2015 Dates To Be Determined

Stay involved after the conference! Become a high school mentor through Mentors for Youth Empowerment (MYE). Ask about this a the YVUC volunteer orientation.

  1. Provide Leadership opportunities for De Anza students to motivate youth to become civically engaged community members.

  2. To connect youth to local community organizations and De Anza student groups such as MYE (Mentors for Youth Empowerment) in order to help create change in their communities.

  3. Encourage youth from underserved populations to see the benefits of attending De Anza College and other institutions of higher education

Last year’s focus was empowerment, expression, and change through SOCIAL JUSTICE.

Our workshops and speakers ranged from environmental advocates to hip hop MCs, who addressed how various modes of communication can be used as a medium for social justice and community change.


  • Institute of Community and Civic Engagement
  • Castellano Family Foundation
  • Office of the President
  • De Anza Associated Student Body
  • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution
  • Office of Financial Aid
  • African Ancestry Association
  • Asian Pacific American Leadership Institution
  • Latino/a Heritage
  • Women's History Month Events
  • Asian Pacific American Xpressions


YVUC 2012 Conference Photo Slideshow

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Click to view the YVUC 2012 Conference image gallery.


To make financial contributions to the conference:

  1. Visit the FHDA Foundation How to Give website
  2. Select “Other” for program on the Donation Form
  3. Then type ICCE in the field for If "Other", provide the name of the program or scholarship below.

Or write and mail a check (made out to Institute of Community and Civic Engagement) to:

I.C.C.E. c/o Cynthia Kaufman
De Anza College
21025 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014

For more information about: Youth Voices United for Change
Building: ECOT
Contact: Cynthia Kaufman
Phone: 408.864.8739

Last Updated: 6/10/15