Tim Haydock

YLI on your Gift List

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Campaign Victories, YLI is My Story

It’s that time of year! Make sure to add fresh yli gear to your list!
Pick one up for yourself and don’t forget one for a dope youth leader in your life. Knowing that all proceeds go to making sure that young people have a voice just makes each purchase that much sweeter. Click the link for options – from Stranger Things to Classic Tees – but make sure to get yours before they’re gone!

Letter from Board Chair Brandon Brown

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Our History

Dear Youth Leadership Institute Community: I’m writing today to announce an important leadership transition at the Youth Leadership Institute. After four years of committed service as our CEO, Jon Marker is stepping down as the CEO of our organization as he looks to pursue the next stage of his career and life. Jon’s leadership and … Continued

Letter from CEO Jon Marker

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Our History

Dear Friends: The month of June marks a transition at Youth Leadership Institute as our programs wind down a year of campaigns, events and youth voice across California. Today, I am also announcing my own upcoming transition and will be leaving my role at Youth Leadership Institute this July. Thank you. Thank you for all … Continued

Yammilette G. Rodriguez Receives the 2019 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

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Campaign Victories

On February 11th it was announced that Central Valley Senior Director of Programs Yammilette  Rodriguez was awarded the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. These awards, “recognize and support individuals who are advancing innovative and effective solutions to significant state issues” and provide a $250,000 investment in the work.

Supreme Court Decisions Affect Real Lives

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YLI is My Story

We know that decisions on policy aren’t just on paper – they have very real impacts on individuals and, by extension, communities.  This is one reason we work with youth to influence policy, so that they can have power over their own and their communities’ lived reality.   With this lens, we were heartened earlier … Continued