CAUSE Summer Youth Program

SESPEA is connected to a nonprofit organization called CAUSE that works throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to advocate for change including reducing poverty in our communities, standing up for the rights of immigrant families, and protecting our environment. CAUSE has a paid, part-time summer internship for students from Oxnard and Santa Paula to get hands on experience taking action to lift up our communities. Develop your leadership skills while making an impact by applying to the CAUSE summer youth program!

CAUSE's Santa Paula Youth Group

SESPEA is also increasing its partnership with CAUSE by creating Santa Paula's first CAUSE Youth Group, modeled after CAUSE's successful Oxnard Youth Group. Youth have the chance to make a real change in their city by being involved in issues youth believe need to be addressed. Santa Paula youth involved with CAUSE have already fought alongside Oxnard youth to fight against establishing a fourth peaker power plant, worked hard to have Las Piedras Park playground reconstructed, and interviewed farm workers to help with CAUSE's Farmworker Bill of Rights . All high school and college students are welcomed to join Santa Paula's CAUSE Youth Group every other Friday at 6 in #7 217 N 10 th St. Come be the change you want to see in your community. First meeting is Friday April 8, 2016 at 6:00 PM!

For more information about CAUSE, visit their website at