ATOD Prevention

YLI Youth Advocate Ruby awarded The Heart of Marin for Youth Leader of the Year!

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The Youth Leadership Institute proudly congratulates their youth leader Ruby on this great achievement! Ruby says leading community change work in Marin County has helped her grow immensely as a leader. Her self-confidence has boosted dramatically, as she had “never done anything similar to work with YLI or anything that was just as inspirational.” Her … Continued

Meet Winnie and learn about Operation RED Sky 2015!

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On October 27, Roosevelt High and other high schools throughout Fresno County committed their campuses to the entirely youth-led and inspired event ‘Operation RED Sky 2015’, which communicated youth’s proud stance against illegal drug and underage alcohol use. The event celebrated “National Red Ribbon Week” with the release of 2,000 red balloons throughout the county, representing the youth … Continued

Meet Leslie & Learn Why PayDay Lending Hurts Communities: Welcome to October eNews.

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[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/2″][cmsms_text]   I’m excited to see positive change and happy families. I look forward to continue to learn about unfair issues in our community. I find my power when I inform other youth and families about these issues. I’m excited to reach equality and encourage other youth to be more involved in their communities. … Continued

Fresno on TV for #mysoberswag billboards

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We were just featured on ABC news. Learn about our #mysoberswag billboards in Fresno! With back to school season just around the corner, summer is coming to an end for many young people. To start their summer advocacy work, The South East Neighborhood Transformation Team (SENT) youth created and launched 5 healthy billboards and they … Continued

YLI Coverage in The SF Bay News: SF sets limits on new cigarette permits

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The SF News recently covered the amazing work conducted by the YLI Tobacco Use Reduction Force (TURF), culminating in the passage of an ordinance that halts the issuance of new tobacco permits to San Francisco retailers in low-income neighborhoods with already high tobacco densities. This ordinance, introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar, will amend The City’s health code and strives for equity in the … Continued

San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar Commends YLI Youth

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[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] While introducing an ordinance to curb the proliferation of tobacco and cigarette outlets in San Francisco, Supervisor Eric Mar commended YLI TURF (Tobacco Use Reduction Force) on their advocacy work to create momentum for the policy. TURF supplied data by conducting community assessments and an analysis of … Continued