Calafia is Youth Leadership Institute’s statewide youth policy journal that amplifies the narratives of young people on topics and issue areas important to them and their communities.
Calafia’s past issues have focused on youth criminal justice reform, educational equity, and addressing stigmas within communities of color. Check out the latest issue titled, Our Schools, Our Lives, Our Futures below.
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.