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YLI’s 119th Policy Win Means Jobs for Fresno Youth

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Campaign Victories

“There is no way to get out if there is nothing to do. That was my personal connection, the increasing gang violence, and what it has done to my community….Youth want to work, and they need work.” –Jaylin White, Fresno Youth Commission Youth unemployment means something different depending on where you are. In affluent communities, … Continued

Marin County Youth Commissioners Policy Win Reduces Youth Drug Use

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Last month, YLI celebrated its 103rd policy win! The Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to enhance the Social Host Ordinance (SHO), which holds adults responsible for underage alcohol and drug use in their households whether or not the adults are present. The amendment included adding marijuana to the language, expanding locations to include party buses … Continued

Successful 1st ever statewide Youth Commission Convening

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“The Youth Commission Convention was one of the most impactful things I’ve done as a part of Marin County Youth Commission.” Ethan Strull shared this reflection during the closing activity of the final Marin County Youth Commission (MCYC) meeting of the year. Ethan currently serves as the co-chair for MCYC and sat on the planning … Continued

Gender-Neutral Restrooms in San Marin High School

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“Everyone should be able to be who they want to be.” – San Marin High School Student For the last two years, youth in Novato have been working with students and school administration on improving their school climate. As part of their research last year, the Friday Night Live chapter at San Marin High School, … Continued

Marin Forum on Teen Drinking Highlight Marin County Youth Commissioners

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By Janis Mara, Marin Independent Journal POSTED: 08/31/16, 6:38 PM PDT Thirty-three Marin teens intercepted on a party bus carrying drugs and alcohol in June. Recurring violationsof Marin’s social host ordinance designed to crack down on teen drinking. Seventeen deaths from drug overdoses of all ages in 2014. With these grim facts in mind, Marin … Continued