yli impacted me by showing me how much I love to write. I haven't always felt comfortable in creative projects that involve writing and being a part of yli helped me see that it is something I love to do. I'm in college now, and I plan on studying creative writing to one day become a writer.
Juliana Taboada, Alumni

In order to change policy and amplify community wins, it is critical to build community power. Through yli’s youth-led media and storytelling campaigns, young people learn to share their stories and activate their communities through social media content, podcasts, OpEds and reported articles, billboards, video and animation, ‘zines and other formats.