Oakland Civic Pride and Peralta Colleges are hosting a “Knowledge Is Power’” Youth Leadership Forum and College-Career Faire for young people ages 12 to 20, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Oct 13.
The free event, which will be held at the Waterfront Hotel at 10 Washington St. in Oakland’s Jack London Square, will feature candidates from local campaigns and Get Out the Vote activities.
Students will have a chance to learn about the importance of voting, volunteering, school success, college readiness, science and math opportunities, scholarships, skill trades, character and leadership development and financial planning.
Oakland Civic Pride was founded in 1989 and is a volunteer nonprofit youth-centered agency that works with schools, churches, businesses and organizations to help youth develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors they need to be successful.
The organization, headed by Carol Lee Tolbert, provides scholarships and recognizes individuals and businesses that provide community leadership.
For information go to www.civicpride.net.