NEW VOICES FOR YOUTH was founded by the Leagues of Women Voters in Palo Alto and South San Mateo County in 2004. New Voices for Youth is funded entirely through tax-deductible grants and donations. The League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County Education Fund (IRS #94-3017085) is the fiscal agent for New Voices.
Our annual budget is approximately $35,000. Every year we raise funds to cover the operating costs for the next year.
You may send a contribution to New Voices by check:
Make checks out to "LWVSSM ". Please write "New Voices for Youth" in the memo line.
Send checks to LWVSSM, P.O. Box 2244, Menlo Park, CA 94026-2244.
NV students, surveyed after they participated, wrote,
“I feel like I helped the community by putting an issue out there and actually spending time on this particular issue to bring awareness to the community itself.”
“It opened up thoughts and questions about society in general.”
"I really loved being a part of this program and I am more than thankful to have met all the wonderful students and mentors."
"I feel like video can touch more people than I thought."
Menlo Atherton High School's Student Support Coordinator, Miki Cristerna, says,
“New Voices provides both technical and inspirational guidance to students looking for an avenue to explore local, national and worldwide social issues. By engaging youth in socially conscious multi-media projects, they are given an opportunity to have their voices heard in a multitude of platforms. Menlo-Atherton High School is incredibly fortunate to have the local Leagues of Women Voters and New Voices for Youth as community partners on our campus.”