Believing that a community’s greatest asset is its youth, Sharefest is committed to mentoring youth to reach their fullest potentials. With the right cultivation of values, critical thinking skills, and opportunities, today’s youth are empowered to be tomorrow’s leaders who bring solutions and positive change their communities need. Education budget cuts across the state have created a need for additional academic programming to help today’s youth succeed in school and beyond.

Sharefest’s Youth Leadership Academy strives to help meet this need through school-based, center-based, and summer programs offering academic and leadership skill-development opportunities to underserved middle and high school students throughout Los Angeles County.


Sharefest excels in mentoring youth to become leaders of positive change. This diverse cohort of high school students meets regularly to better themselves and their communities. Service projects, leadership skill-development, and positive peer support help excel emerging leaders as vibrant agents of change in their schools and communities. This is a by-application-only program.


The Lundquist Youth Leadership Center, located in San Pedro, will serve motivated youth. The students will be equipped with skills and support to champion change through advocacy and service campaigns. Students will also be provided support to help them design and pursue futures filled with meaningful leadership impact in the places where they live and work.


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