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Fast facts on the Santa Ana budget

  • Santa Ana spends 22% more money on jailing its youth than on investing in youth.
  • Santa Ana spends $195 per youth on positive youth development compared to $12,770 on each youth arrested.

Santa Ana residents support youth development

  • 86% of Santa Ana residents believe we should be as invested in young people outside the classroom as we are in students inside the classroom.
  • 89% of Santa Ana residents strongly support increasing public funding for youth development.
  • 85% of Santa Ana residents agree that we are not allocating enough of our budget to our most important investment: our youth.

I Am Possible! is supported by:

  • ACLU of Southern California
  • The LGBT Center OC
  • Latino Health Access
  • Resilience Orange County
  • Santa Ana Unidos
  • Project Kinship