Youth Leadership Institute expanded into Southern California in the summer of 2018 absorbing the VoiceWaves office in Long Beach.
Operating since 2011, the Long Beach office is home to VoiceWaves, a youth media program who works with young people to amplify their stories, train them in media skills and encourage civic engagement. VoiceWaves content has been syndicated by KCET, KQED, The Long Beach Post and The Long Beach Press-Telegram.
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YLI welcomed YouthWire, a cutting edge statewide youth media program, into the organization on October 1, 2018.