Advocating for Safety and Health: Vacaville’s REACH Youth Coalition and the City of Vacaville’s General Plan Update
The REACH Youth Coalition changed the process for identifying gaps and problems in the community. The REACH Youth Coalition worked with Vacaville Unified School District to conduct surveys of middle school youth on what they saw in their communities. Through this process the coalition discovered that bike trail safety was a critical problem in their community and identified the Rocky Hill Trail, often referred to as the “ghetto” trail, as a specific problem that needed to be addressed. The youth concluded that improving this path was essential to the health and safety of the community and that they could play a role in addressing this need. They wanted to transform this trail into a place where the community can feel safe. In an effort to advocate for positive changes in their neighborhood, the Vacaville REACH Youth Coalition and its partners stepped forward to lead for change.
What these videos to learn more about the accomplishments of Vacaville REACH Youth Coalition and the development of the Rocky Hill Trail.