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Every day at Youth Leadership Institute, we feel privileged to experience first hand the passion, energy, and power of youth voices, voices that are changing communities and changing the world.

You can be a part of this movement!

Twenty-seven years ago, YLI began amplifying the voice of youth leaders to drive social change in their communities. Today, YLI proudly stands as a nationally recognized leader in youth development. Through community-based programs grounded in youth-adult partnerships, YLI youth leaders and alumni — now 90,000 strong from over 220 communities — conduct research, lead campaigns, and have driven 119 policy victories and counting.

Contributions to YLI go directly to our flagship programs that serve our youth leaders, of whom 90% are people of color and 71% are from low-income communities across California’s Central Valley, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties.

We welcome donations of any kind. Please use the links below to select your favorite way or drop us a note at [email protected] for more information.

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