Live Well San Diego Youth Sector

About the Youth Sector

Sharon Hughes in front of the ocean

Welcome to the Live Well San Diego Youth Sector. The sector offers opportunities for youth and young adults to collaborate with one another, empower youth voice in all sectors, and work together to promote healthy, safe, and thriving communities. We invite you to explore the information on this webpage, and look forward to connecting!  - Sharon Hughes and Nicole Villa, Youth Sector Co-Leads

The Live Well San Diego Youth Sector was added to the Live Well San Diego vision to Empower, Engage, and Amplify Youth Voice.

Nicole Villa with trees and a neighborhood behind

The Youth Sector framework was developed over the summer of 2020 and incorporates input from over 150 youth and youth-serving professionals. The sector was officially added to the Live Well San Diego vision when the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved the framework in October 2020.

Learn more about the Youth Sector.

What we do


The Youth Sector employs and engages youth, ages 16-24, throughout the region by: 

  • Providing opportunities for trainings and professional development
  • Highlighting topics relevant to youth throughout the region
  • Cultivating young leaders and the future of the County workforce
  • Informing the development of youth-serving programs


Youth Leadership Programs

Live Well San Diego Equity Ambassador Program (LEAP)

The Live Well San Diego Equity Ambassador Program (LEAP) is a new program in the Youth Sector that engages and employs young individuals to develop and share educational materials and content that address their social and health disparities. 

Youth Leadership Team (YLT)

The Youth Leadership Team is comprised of two Youth Sector Coordinators and 15 Youth Leaders who serve a one-year term to empower and amplify youth voice in the County of San Diego. Youth Leaders participate in four program components, including professional development, summer internships, boards and commissions, and town halls.


Menstrual Equity

The County of San Diego supports menstrual equity and is proud to provide free, organic menstrual products (tampons and pads) in County facilities, through the Free4ME pilot program. Find out more about menstrual equity, and find a location near you.

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