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Youth HUB Fellows: Daisy Ozim

Daisy- Resilient Wellness Daisy- Resilient Wellness

My name is Daisy Ozim, creator of Resilient Wellness a health education program for communities of color and founder of 13th goodess, an environmentally friendly shoe line catering to womyn with longer soles. I am originally from Hayward, I go to San Francisco State University and will soon graduate with a Bachelors in Public Health. My enterprise will teach communities how to apply holistic health which is really indigenous health to their minds, bodies and spirits for maximum transformation. I am personally passionate about this issue because I see the effects that the legeacy of colonialism and slavery has on the minds of peoples of color globally. Though I am just one person, I can begin to work within my community to address the mental health issues I see. To avoid the non-profit industrial system, I am utilizing my shoe line as a primary source of revenue. I will know that my enterprise is successful by the number of individuals I reach and by utilizing the Transtheoretical Model (theory of change) I can track the behavior change of my participants overtime.

My work is going to be in need of support. You can support me by providing resources for shoe making and recycled raw material, providing feedback on curriculum, referring me to agencies where I can facilitate curriculum and providing donations.

Thank you.

Daisy Ozim, Founder Resilient Wellness IG:ResilientWellnessThrift Fb:Resilient Wellness


Youth HUB Fellowship Retreat

Youth HUB Fellowship Retreat Youth HUB Fellowship Retreat

Youth SEED launched the 2015 Youth HUB Fellowship with an all-day retreat at Impact Hub Oakland on January 17th. The retreat engaged 10 teams of Youth HUB Fellows with adult allies and business mentors who will be developing youth-led social enterprises throughout 2015. Fellows analyzed the current state of the economy and participated in an interacitive visioning process to idenitfy the changes they would like to create in thier communities. Click here for photos of the event.


Youth HUB Fellowship Launch

Youth Impact HUB Oakland Launch Youth Impact HUB Oakland Launch

Youth HUB Oakland had an official launch party on December 17th, 2014, at Impact Hub Oakland. The historic event included presentations by Gino Pastori-Ng & aManda Greene of Youth SEED, Galen Silvestri of United Roots Oakland, as well as Zakiya Harris, Konda Mason, Ashara Ekundayo, Lisa Chacon, Ahmed Rahim and Kristin Hull of Impact HUB Oakland.
The 2015 Youth HUB Fellows presented the 10 youth-led enterprises they will be launching at Youth Impact HUB Oakland and special guests included Fred Blackwell of the San Francisco Foundation and keynote speaker Van Jones. Click here for photos of the event!


Youth Made Craft Fair

Youth Made Craft Fair Youth Made Craft Fair

Our third event in the Beloved Community Youth HUB Oakland event series, organized by Youth SEED and United Roots, was part of "The Prosperity Movement", a collaboration with WolfHawkJaguar, isoKe custom designs and DetermiNation Media Group. Local youth and young adult artisans sold t-shirts, CD's, jewelry, posters, stickers, food and much more, while the audience enjoyed live performances by local artists and musicians.

To check out photos of the event, click here, and be sure to stay tuned for future opportunities to support youth entrepreneurs!


Black and Brown Unity Film Showcase

Black and Brown Unity Film Showcase Black and Brown Unity Film Showcase

The Beloved Community event series at Youth Impact HUB Oakland continued on October 22 with the Black & Brown Unity Short Film Showcase, which featured a series of short films by youth filmmakers that capture solidarity between Black, Latino, Asian and Native communities. This event served as a continuation of the interactive dialogue that was sparked at our opening ceremony in September. To set the cultural foundation for the evening, 67 SueƱos delivered a riveting poem about Black & Brown Unity and presented their recently completed video documenting the creation of a Black and Brown Unity mural in East Oakland. To bring forth the wisdom of the our elders, Phil Hutchings, a leader in the Students for Non-Violence Coordinating Committee in the 1960's, gave a historical overview of Black and Brown Unity, detailing the legacy of escaped slaves who fled to Mexico where they found their freedom, up to current organizing efforts within the Black community to support immigrant justice.

Youth from United Roots, Youth Impact HUB Oakland, Media Enterprise Alliance, Green Guard and RYSE Center presented their own short films and participated in panel discussions with a standing room only crowd. The audience experienced an all star lineup including various films by Simphony Productions, Under The Gun, and the sneak peek of the new short film Color Correction a collaboration between DetermiNation Media Group & Green Eyed Media.

Each film reaffirmed the unity that exists between the many diverse populations in our community, and highlighted the need for larger platforms to be created to showcase the innovative work of young people, in order to contrast the negative stereotypes perpetuated by the mainstream media. For photos of the event, check out our Facebook page, and don't miss the next Beloved Community Event on November 19th!


Youth Social Entrepreneurship in Japan

YPLAN Pitch Workshop YPLAN Pitch Workshop

On August 7, Youth SEED facilitated workshops for Y-PLAN (Youth - Plan, Learn, Act, Now) as part of the Tomodachi Youth Leadership Exchange program.


Youth SEED Pitch Event

Youth SEED pitch event Youth SEED pitch event

On July 29th, 2014 five passionate and dedicated teams pitched their Social Enterprises at Impact HUB Oakland for a total of $1,700 in cash prizes. An amazing volunteer panel judged each pitch and made rankings to distribute the prize money. Panelists were representing Pandora, Oakland's Small Business Development Agency, Centro Community Partners, Build Ur Impact, MartiniBird and Edge Driven Consulting.

The top pitch and $1000 award went to Hope Lehman of Fresh2Def, a women of color arts collective. Click here for photos of all 5 pitches.

Thank you to our partners, Americorps Public Allies, United Roots Oakland, and Impact Hub Oakland for supporting the next generation of Social Change Leaders!


YouthMade Workshop

YouthMade Workshop YouthMade Workshop

On June 24, Youth SEED facilitated an Intro to Social Enterprise workshop for youth from the YouthMade program.


Youth SEED Intensive this summer!

Are you passionate about Social Change? Do you see problems in your community that you want to address? Do you have a creative idea that you feel can bring positive change to your hood? Join the Youth SEED Intensive July 12, 19 and 29 to develop a social enterprise solution! Click on the link to apply before the July 1 deadline:Youth SEED Intensive Application