Calafia is yli’s statewide youth policy journal that amplifies the narratives of young people on topics and issue areas important to them and their communities.

Calafia Fellows are selected every year from each yli office to create and edit the issue’s theme and the stories presented. They are also mentored by experienced reporters, travel to statewide and national media conferences, and learn the steps to producing a printed publication.


In 2021-2022, Calafia fellows created the podcast, Represent! to uplift the voices and experiences of people impacted by the education system.


HOT OFF THE PRESS: Calafia’s newest print publication, titled Pride, Politics and Poetry, has just been released!! Contact Jarret Ramones at [email protected] for a print copy. Calafia’s past issues have focused on youth criminal justice reform, educational equity, and addressing stigmas within communities of color – the issues are available for download below!