Improving Outcomes for Opportunity Youth
California Opportunity Youth Network (COYN) facilitates statewide communication, organizing, and policy advocacy to remedy systemic inequities affecting Opportunity Youth across California. COYN’s formation reflects the recognition that to achieve equitable economic and educational outcomes for youth and young adults it is necessary to address structural and systemic issues through policy and advocacy.
Our mission is to transform systems, policies, investments, and narratives to ensure all youth and young adults in California have the opportunity to flourish in adulthood.
New Ways to Work
Current Programs & Initiatives
Filling in the gaps between policy and practice to ensure that good policy gets made and implemented COYN facilitates youth-led change for sustained, positive, youth-centered outcomes.
A Network of Networks
COYN connects and unifies California’s Opportunity Youth-serving organizations, including collaborative backbones, public institutions, service providers, advocacy organizations, and others vital to achieving lasting change for young people. COYN creates a channel for information sharing that fosters a common language and narrative across the field. To achieve this COYN hosts regular calls, semi-annual in-person meetings, and creates shared messaging tools and content.
Membership is free!