Step Up


Since 2007, Step Up has worked with partners, communities, stakeholders, youth, and parents to address issues that affect all youth in Tulare County. What started out as a movement to put a stop to gangs in our communities has grown into a movement to encourage youth to participate in extracurricular activities, foster positive associations, and connect to constructive social networks.

Step Up programming includes: Youth Summits, Community Events, Youth Challenge, Youth Activities Grants, #LEAD, Summer Night Lights (SNL), Urban Art Competition and Tour, and the Drug Store Project. In recognition of the ever-shifting and dynamic world of adolescents, we are always looking for innovative ways we can be responsive to the needs of youth, their parents, and communities.

Your donations to the Step Up program will be used for collateral items (i.e., T-shirts, backpacks, etc.), venue rental, event food, printing, speakers' fees, awards, materials, and other items associated with Step Up programming.