Community leader pushes for equity and opportunity for Inland Empire youth – Redlands Daily Facts – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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For Tremaine Mitchell, founding the Youth Action Project 15 years ago was a “passion project” with the goal of really listening to young people and understanding their needs.

“It was a time when young people felt that programs were developed for them without anyone speaking to them,” the 44-year-old Moreno Valley resident said. “And to this day, that remains our guiding principle.”

Mitchell remains at the helm as the executive director of the organization, which offers a variety of youth programs in San Bernardino and Riverside counties for underserved youth — from after-school help and career counseling to college planning and pathways to employment.

She feels the pulse of the region, having grown up here. Mitchell attended elementary and junior high in Rialto and graduated from

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