Join the San Francisco Foundation on Tuesday, June 19, for “The Hope of Our Future: Youth Leaders in Their Own Words,” a special conversation with four Bay Area high school student leaders who will share their stories and talk about the things that matter most to them.

Twenty-two million American teens will turn 18 by the 2020 election, giving youth tremendous power during a critical moment in our nation’s history. What do they care about most? What will the future look like under their leadership? Inspired by KQED’s Youth Takeover, we’re handing young people the microphones and letting them speak truth to power.

5:30 PM Check-In
6:30 PM Program
7:30 PM Reception

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105

$5 for Students

Senait Hailemariam, Production Coordinator at Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology (BAYCAT), will moderate the conversation, featuring:
  • Gabriel Cabrera, Transgender LGBTQ+ Community Activist; KQED Youth Takeover Participant; Junior, Arise High School
  • Caitlyn Clark, Teen Poetry Slam Grand Champion; Founder, Intersectional Gender Equity & Feminism Club, Benicia High School; Incoming Freshman, Yale University
  • Kiere Garrett, Youth Speaker at Collective Impact Convening in Austin, TX; Basketball Player; Junior, City Arts and Tech High School
  • Cheyenne Gonzalez, LGBTQ+ Identifying; Mental Health Advocate; Youth Organizer, Californians for Justice; Senior, Oakland High School