In 2003, the County of Fresno approached yli to establish a local office — yli’s first outside of the Bay Area. Since then, yliā€™s Fresno office has blossomed, supporting thousands of youth to build powerful social justice campaigns that address the unique needs of both urban and rural communities.

Current Programs

Past Programs

Timeline of Wins in Fresno

July 13, 2023 · 

Mobilizing Youth to Nix Tobacco holds a community forum in Madera County in collaboration with American Cancer Society Action Network and Madera Public Health

September 1, 2022 · 

English Learner Storytelling publishes ‘zine about their experiences in Fresno Unified School District

June 17, 2022 · 

Four Kerman youth organize and facilitate workshops on Merchant Education and Social Media at the Statewide Friday Night Live Youth Summit

June 1, 2022 · 

Youth Advocacy Leadership League publishes Ā”oye! Ntsia nov! Our Youth Experience, Volume 2

June 1, 2022 · 

The kNOw Youth Media’s annual publication “Shift” is published

May 17, 2022 · 

Kerman Friday Night Live/Club Live youth present their prevention and community engagement efforts before the City of Kerman Parks & Rec Commission

May 3, 2022 · 

HispaƱa Youth Leadership Program youth present their policy recommendations on youth mental health to Assemblymember Arambula and Senator Caballero

April 23, 2022 · 

Kerman Friday Night Live/Club Live youth organize and host the Annual Teen Summit

October 10, 2021 · 

REP559 Launches

September 10, 2021 · 

Boys & Men of Color program closes

April 21, 2021 · 

Statewide Friday Night Live Meeting

Kerman Friday Night Live (FNL) participates in leading the April Statewide FNL meeting where they presented about their Kerman Cares! Office of Traffic Safety Merchant Education Campaign efforts and chapter highlights.

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April 14, 2021 · 

Virtual I and E Days

In partnership and solidarity for a tobacco-free California, MYNT joined advocates throughout the entire state of California to inform and educate stakeholders on our tobacco control initiatives.

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February 17, 2021 · 

Virtual Black History Month

In collaboration with youth and adult allies in the African-American community, yli hosted a virtual Black History Month series to uplift Black voices of change in tobacco control, literacy, and leadership.

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June 16, 2020 · 

Juneteenth digital coloring book launched

May 20, 2020 · 

Edison Friday Night Live’s radio PSA is played on iHeart Radio

April 24, 2020 · 

Friday Nigh Live Advocacy Day

April 10, 2020 · 

Gaston Club Live’s radio PSA is played on iHeart Radio

March 4, 2020 · 

Youth meet with supervisor on tobacco policy

February 18, 2020 · 

Kerman Parks & Rec show support for youth policy recommendation

January 18, 2020 · 

Youth attend Fresno City Youth Council Meeting to Present Vaping Information

December 4, 2019 · 

Youth Advocacy Leadership League hosts I Won’t Provide Press Conference

May 14, 2019 · 

Fresno’s Responsible Neighborhood Market Ordinance Passes 6-0

On May 2nd, after 7 years of passionate advocacy, commitment, faith, and love, City Council passed in a unanimous vote the Responsible Neighborhood Market Ordinance, which will cap the number of liquor licenses in Fresno, especially in Black and Brown communities of central and south parts of the city.

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February 11, 2019 · 

Yammilette G. Rodriguez Receives the 2019 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

On February 11th it was announced that Central Valley Senior Director ofĀ Programs Yammilette Ā Rodriguez was awarded the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award.Ā These awards, ā€œrecognize and support individuals who are advancing innovative and effective solutions to significant state issuesā€Ā and provide a $250,000Ā investment in the work.

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May 4, 2018 · 

Selma Passes Policy for Smoke-Free Parks

April 2, 2018 · 

Fresno County Adopts SB 190 that Reduces Juvenile Justice Fees

March 30, 2018 · 

City Council Creates Youth Jobs Task Force

June 5, 2017 · 

Smoke-Free Parks Kerman Passes

November 2, 2016 · 

Tobacco-Free Parks Adopted in Kerman

July 30, 2016 · 

Fresno Civic Engagement Task Force Includes Two Youth Seats

May 22, 2016 · 

Fresno Business Council Reserves Seat for Fresno Youth Commission

January 3, 2016 · 

Fresno Amends Code to Reduce Alcohol Signage in Stores

August 30, 2015 · 

Resolution to Reduce Alcohol Saturation

October 30, 2007 · 

City of Mendota Passes Social Host Ordinance

October 30, 2007 · 

Fresno County Social Host Ordinance Adopted

March 30, 2007 · 

Clovis Big Hat Days Restrict Access to Beer Garden

September 14, 2006 · 

City of Fresno Adopts Social Host Ordinance

June 18, 2006 · 

City of Huron Passes Social Host Ordinance

June 2, 2003 · 

Fresno Office Opens