By Vicki Phillips
More than 50 students from high schools throughout YOLO County recently attended an African American Student Leadership Conference at Woodland Community College.
The event, hosted by the YOLO County Office of Education and the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA), provided youth with entertaining and educational messages about history, facts about COVID-19 and encouraged them to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
One of the event’s speakers, Brandon Brown, CEO of a national program called School Yard Rap, engaged students through rap, before sharing health-related messages about COVID-19.
This session was among several throughout the state hosted by CAAASA in partnership with local school districts, as part of its outreach campaign, for the past year, to encourage youth to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
“This was a fantastic opportunity in which to engage youth about history and the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time,” said Michael Dennis, CAAASA’s Project Manager. “We look forward to sharing the facts about COVID-19 with other groups of students.”