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King Made Me Feel Like I Had Power

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YLI is My Story

Martin Luther King Jr Day is an important holiday for me. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for everything he had to get equality for his people. King was so dedicated to his cause he marched for it,  delivered speeches for it, even got arrested for it, even died for it. When I was in elementary … Continued

Everything He Said, He Lived

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YLI is My Story

Today we have no school and for a lot students that means that they can sleep in and watch endless hours of Netflix originals. But there is a name behind this “no school Monday.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., born Michael King, was an activist, minister, and leader of the civil rights movement. He … Continued

We Honor Our Leaders Through Action

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YLI is My Story

Martin Luther King Jr. day is more than a federal holiday, more than time off from school or  work; it’s an opportunity to reflect on one of the world’s most compelling advocates for civil rights. Until the end of his life in 1968, King fought for the cessation of racial discrimination on both the state … Continued

Peace and Prosperity Beyond Compare

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YLI is My Story

Peace and Prosperity Beyond Compare When those bridges on Selma were crossed, it was a turning point for the battle for civil rights. To secure liberty for all regardless of the color of their skin. Dr. King was always at the spear, risking life and limb, so that everyone can have peace and prosperity beyond … Continued

Fresno Boys & Men of Color Receive Obama Foundation Award

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Campaign Victories

The YLI Fresno Boys and Men of Color (BMoC) is no stranger to leading. From making parks a city-wide conversation, to bringing restorative justice to Fresno Unified, to getting a Fresno City Youth Commission, this group of young men have led the way in Fresno. Now they’re leading in another way: as a winner of The … Continued

Roosevelt High Wins Best Chapter Award

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Campaign Victories

Two weeks ago, Fresno’s Roosevelt High School was recognized as Friday Night Live’s 2018 Chapter of the Year. The chapter was selected out of Friday Night Live chapters across 50 California counties, representing thousands of youth leaders across the state.