Monterey County’s First Youth-led Center
If you haven’t heard about the Epicenter in Salinas then you have been missing out! The Epicenter is Monterey County’s first youth led resource and community center. The Epicenter opened their doors to youth about 7 months ago with an ambitious goal of providing 150 local youth with resources for education, employment, housing, mental health, physical health, and wellness (including food, recreation, transportation, and recovery). We are assuming the Epicenter has far surpassed their goal because this center never stops moving!
Their mission is to “empower at risk and system involved youth ages 16-24 to flourish by connecting them to community resources that provide opportunities for equity and hope in order to improve youth outcomes in Monterey County.”
Their events have included BBQs, healthy-cooking workshops, Resource Fairs, FASFA application sessions (federal student aid for college), and resume and job application sessions. The Epicenter’s next event is a BBQ for Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22nd from 5pm-7pm (Epicenter’s Facebook ). We hope to see you there!