Youth Speak Collective (YSC), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2005, is a youth-driven initiative empowering low-income communities in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. YSC provides area at-risk youth with the skills necessary to pursue higher education and create strong communities. The organization was founded with the realization that students were disengaged from their community and schools, resulting in an epidemic of high school dropouts and community-wide
The mission of the Youth Speak Collective is to incorporate youth in the revitalization of their community. YSC creates spaces for them to learn about their community while empowering them to take its future
in their own hands. All YSC's programs and events revolve around the changing needs of youth and the Northeast San Fernando Valley.