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Opinion: Students Need Support Online, Too

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YLI is My Story

When we started writing this piece, it was about mental health supports in high schools. However, since many young people are attending school online, we began to ask about the impacts of this transition on young people’s mental health. To understand these impacts, YLI talked to 6 young people from 3 different schools: Half Moon … Continued

I Was a Calafia Fellow

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YLI is My Story

I hope that readers understand that teenagers notice what is happening around us. We know the information we need is not given to us because older people decide on what to feed us as information. We have to advocate for our ourselves so our voices can be heard. 

Peer Summit 2020: An organizers’ conversation on the importance of this youth-led event

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Campaign Victories

Hosted at Dominican University in San Rafael, Peer Summit 2020 brought hundreds of local middle schoolers from across Marin County together for a full day of presentations, performances and workshops. The event’s success demonstrated, once again, the value of having youth at the helm in event planning and implementation.

We Can Be Both Beautiful & Smart

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YLI is My Story

I like that I’m able to show people that there are different types of women. I play different kinds of roles – I’m a business owner, I like to dress up, I’m an activist and I love playing soccer, but I’m one person. I am Mexican, I wasn’t born here. I’m dark-skinned. I am a woman. I’m low-income. I’m breaking down prejudices on different sides, acting as a bridge between communities.

Three yli Youth Selected for Koshland Fellowship

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Campaign Victories

On Thursday, February 27th, three yli youth leaders were recognized for their powerful leadership potential by the San Francisco Foundation’s Koshland Program. Over the next year, the multi-generational cohort of fellows will meet monthly for trainings, workshops, and field trips with the objective of crafting a project that they will implement in the following year.