"Who are you and where have you been all my life?"
As you know, 2020 had more in store than a pandemic. With the political climate in full force, it became all too apparent that the average person has no idea how practically anything works other than their own job or their own life. All of us were falling victim to systematic tactics because we didn't know any better.
In a bittersweet flurry, our marginalized communities started demanding that their voices be heard and they also began organizing to combat deep-rooted injustices. It was so inspiring that we, the Anaheim Youtopia team, also got to workin'.
As volunteers, teachers, mentors, family members, friends, parents, neighbors, residents, survivors, spouses, minorities, impoverished persons, chronically ill individuals, and advocates we knew that the power of combining our voices and minds, with thinking locally, was going to eventually lead us to embark on the biggest and most rewarding journey of our lives. And it did! Together, we created Anaheim Youtopia.
Anaheim Youtopia is an online-hybrid community center that was designed to grow with us all as we age. For now, we serve ages 7-18 but in the future, we hope to include humans of all ages as well as animals. All of our programs, clubs, support groups, and resources are intended to empower, support, and educate our members so that they can reach their full potential.
The future of Anaheim Youtopia has been a beacon of hope for all of us throughout the unsettling times that we are so lucky to still be here for. This is our way to build real community, to bridge real gaps, to support each other, to socialize, to learn, to grow, to empower, and to influence our Anaheim to be a more inclusive and considerate place for all of its residents to thrive. This is our chance to be who we needed when we were younger growing up in Anaheim, and we would love for you to be a part of it.
So, join us as we move forward with love, Anaheim Youtopia isn't much without you.
-The Anaheim Youtopia Team
"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in the looking outward together in the same direction."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry