Youth Leadership Institute expanded into Southern California in the summer of 2018. It currently houses three yli programs and three yli projects that mix storytelling and advocacy strategies to create community and narrative change in Long Beach, Signal Hill, and Hawaiian Gardens.
Office-wide projects include:
- Leading efforts to develop a comic book that asks, “How did we get here?” Through community engagement and research, the comic book will include the transportation, housing, and land-use policies that have shaped historical inequities in Long Beach.
- Leading local alcohol and gambling prevention projects, where youth leaders utilize their multimedia and advocacy skills to create and lead awareness and educational campaigns.
Timeline of Wins in Long Beach
YLI welcomed YouthWire, a cutting edge statewide youth media program, into the organization on October 1, 2018.