The Grapevine Youth Leadership Group

The Grapevine Youth Leadership Group, sponsored by Petaluma Blacks for Community Development, is designed to support black youth in Sonoma County in developing their leadership skills, and to help them reach their goals and aspirations for the future.  It also gives them a safe space to discuss the challenges and issues they may face as youth of color in our society, and to get support from peers and African American professionals, leaders and mentors.  

The current pilot program is a 6 week program for African American youth between the ages of 10-14.  Each session will be a combination of a speaker, discussions, and  hands-on activities designed to explore leadership skills, learn about different careers, and also develop confidence and self-care skills.  Please contact for more information about the program.