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Youth Voice Has Entered the Chat

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YLI is My Story

While the word “radical” carries a connotation of being extreme, unstable, or controversial, it actually describes the building of foundations. Change is the only constant in nature, and it is a continuous process. It is in this sense that youth leadership is radical — young people help society adapt to the continual forces of change.

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