Equity and Inclusion Resources

Spare the Air Youth is always seeking to be more mindful of our impact on the world around us. To that end, those of you who attended the last Advisory Committee meeting heard our acknowledgement of the First Peoples on who’s traditional territories we live and work.

2018-2019 High School Programs

Spare the Air Youth connected high schools with technical assistance for promoting walking and biking among their peers. Read on to learn about some of the great programming we supported last school year!

Siena Youth Center’s Bulldog Riders

“You’ve got to sweat with them, and get on their level” said Siena Youth Center director Rafael Avendaño, when asked what is the recipe for successful youth engagement. Coach Rafa (as he likes to be referred to) leads the Bull Dog Riders, a youth advocacy group run out of the Siena Youth Center that is pushing elected officials to pay attention to and support youth within the unincorporated North Fair Oaks community in San Mateo County. 

Legislative Update: Transportation Funding Bill Passes With $1 Billion in New Active Transportation Funding!

This article was originally included in the Safe Routes to School National Partnership April Newsletter

On April 6, the California Senate and Assembly passed the long-gestating transportation funding package after a long debate. Senate Bill 1 will provide 10 years' worth of funding for transportation improvements across the state, including $1 billion in new funding for the Active Transportation Program.