Youth and Community Development


Activities to engage youth in cultural, civic, and service learning activities in the community.

CX3


CX3 logo

CX3 stands for Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention. It is a youth –led effort in Escondido that measures the healthy food environment in our community and identifies opportunities for improvement. The goal of CX3 is to empower communities to work together and improve their neighborhoods to become healthier places to live, work and play.

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Drug-Free Communities


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Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program serves Escondido, California through the Coalition for Drug Free Escondido, a local coalition comprised of organizations and persons who are interested in working together to prevent youth access to alcohol, marijuana and other drugs in Escondido, California.

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Helping Hands


Group of students in 3 rows with the helping hand banner

Helping Hands (HH) is a teen volunteer club, composed of high school students, who want to make a difference in their community. The students meet twice a month to prepare for various community service projects throughout the month.

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Safe Routes to School


Teachers, counselors, and students join together to walk to school featured

A program in Escondido works to empower and enable the youth within the community to actively commute to and from school safely. Escondido Union School District in collaboration with Escondido Education COMPACT’s efforts emphasize the Safe Routes to Schools initiative focusing on the five E’s of the program; education, encouragement, enforcement, evaluation and engineering. The goal is to create awareness, enhance leadership and gather community input on traffic safety, personal safety and walkability issues in the community.

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SNAP-ED / NEOP


Cookbooks and grocery lists at an event featured

NEOP/SNAP Education (Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) – Is a federally funded program whose goal is to empower and enable participants (youth and adults) to select healthy foods and beverages and increase physical activity through nutrition education.  Targeting low-income families, our program offers free workshops, classes and food demonstrations in the North Inland San Diego County area.

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