Giving Youth a Voice

Who is the Community Alliance for Youth Success (CAYS) ?    

 

A volunteer team of adults and youth, working in collaboration with the Oceanside School District, to provide tools, training and entertain that create a foundation for students to become college and career ready.  

 

Designed to engage and catalyze our entire community on matters related to the success and well-being of our youth. Youth Success Week brings together visionary educators, student and community leaders, professional experts, youth-serving organizations, entertainers, parents and students in an unprecedented demonstration of how a community can come together and put its children first. Their futures matter!

 

 

What are the Tools and Training Students Need to Become College, Career & Life Ready?

According to U.S. News and World Report Education, the 5 Soft Skills every student needs to become college and career ready are as follows:

  • Collaboration
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Leadership

CAYS Leadership

Youth Success Week was created by the Community Alliance for Youth Success (CAYS), co-founded by Stedman Graham and Bobbi DePorter, in alliance with the Oceanside Unified School District and the Oceanside Promise, and community leaders. 

 

Stedman Graham

Stedman Graham

Co-Founder CAYS

Bobbi DePorter

Bobbi DePorter

Co-Founder CAYS

Dr. Duane Coleman

Dr. Duane Coleman

Superintendent - Oceanside Unifed School

CAYS Steering Committee

Helice "Sparky" Bridges

Helice "Sparky" Bridges

Founder, Difference Makers Intl.

Starla Lewis

Starla Lewis

CEO, C.E.L.L.

Marcy Morrision

Marcy Morrision

Careers with Wings

John Cotter

John Cotter

Speaker, Career Educator

Neville Billimoria

Neville Billimoria

SVP, Mision Federal CU

Luisa Csathy

Luisa Csathy

Founder, Giving Tree Movement

Steve Farber

Steve Farber

CEO Extreme Leadership

 

 

What are the Tools and Training Students Need to Become College and Career Ready?

According to U.S. News and World Report Education, the 5 Soft Skills every student needs to become college and career ready are as follows:

  • Collaboration
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Leadership

How does CAYS Provide 5-Soft Skills Needed for College and Career Readiness?

Each year, CAYS volunteers produce Youth Success Week (YSW).  YSW offers:

  • Calendar of events building up to and during YSW (January 28 – February 4, 2017)
  • Opening and closing ceremonies bringing the community together to celebrate youth success.
  • Opportunities for principals and teachers to select from a list of volunteer trainers who are experts in delivering 5 Soft Skills.
  • Leadership training programs delivered by volunteer experts to every school in the district.
  • Family training day for adults and youth.
  • Business training delivered by world renown experts Stedman Graham and Steve Farber.

Who is Impacted During “Youth Success Week”?  January 30 – February 4, 2017

  • Elementary, Middle & High Schools
  • Teachers & Staff
  • Families
  • Neighbors
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Youth Entertainers

 

OUSD Youth Success Week Committee:

Ameret Reed – Assistant Principal, King Middle School

Bonnie Nikosia – Administrative Assistant, Laurel Elementary

Christina De Santos – Assistant Principal, King Middle School

Colette Leyva – Fiscal Services, Ballet Folklorico Teacher

Dominic Camacho – Assistant Principal, Lincoln Middle School

Emily Wichman – OUSD Board Member

Fausto Barragan – Principal, Garrison Elementary School

James Greer – Intervention Specialist, Interfaith

Leticia Cooke – 5th Grade Teacher, Reynolds Elementary School

Lisa Calvert – 5th Grade Teacher, Reynolds Elementary School

Maria Yanez – Oceanside Neighborhood Services

Michele Diekelman – TOSA, El Camino High School

13.   Phyllis Morgan – OUSD Consultant

14.   Tim Ware – OUSD Safety Intervention Manager

15.   Tad Parzen – Acting Executive Director of the Oceanside Promise

16.   Margaret Malek – Project Specialist, OUSD