Economic Justice at yli

At yli, we have been practicing Economic Justice by:

  • Providing stipends and paid internships that fairly compensate youth work
  • Creating a pipeline for youth leaders to become yli staff
  • Attending to the immediate financial needs of our youth during crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic, in the form of increased stipends and care packages

Our areas of growth include:

  • Providing equitable compensation for all of our staff by adjusting salary ranges and providing generous benefits packages
  • Building stronger political education and curriculum on economic justice for our youth, staff and communities
  • Launching more youth-led campaigns on housing
  • Continuing to learn from, build relationships with, and participate in solidarity with other organizations and movements working on economic justice
  • Incorporating alternative economic models, like cooperatives, into our programming
  • SupportingĀ  youth to explore alternatives in addition to colleges/universities by offering technical skills through our programming

Current Programs