MissionThe Epicenter exists to empower at risk and system involved youth ages 16-24 to flourish by connecting them to community resources that provide opportunities for equity and hope in order to improve youth outcomes in Monterey County.
The Big Idea
The Epicenter strives to provide youth with all the tools they need to succeed and move forward during years of growth in which they are transitioning into adulthood.
The Enough for Everyone project supports The Epicenter in building relationships with the youth we serve in order to evaluate their needs. Enough for Everyone gives The Epicenter the opportunity to provide basic needs like: clothing, food and cooking skills, housing and employment aid, a safe and brave space to meet peers, and more!
We welcome all youth including foster youth, LGBTQ+ youth, those looking for community resources relevant to their needs.
Enough for Everyone also provides peer to peer support, making it easier for youth to access local resources.
The Epicenter has always been a safe place for me to explore my identities and push myself to grow. It is no doubt that amazing people gravitate to The Epicenter as it is where we find common ground to create better spaces for learning and sharing our stories. The Epicenter's trust in youth inspires me to continue working at what I love and to encourage other youth to start working on projects that stem from their passions. The Epicenter has given me so many opportunities to serve my community and I look forward to continuing empowering others to do the same.
- Angelica Gonzalez