Central Valley

Filling in the Blanks: Youth Spotlight from 2016-2017

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YLI is My Story

In high school, lecture notes were projected onto a screen, and dotted with blanks for the students to fill in. “It was as though we couldn’t write the notes ourselves,” reflected Nailea Lazarit, who is now a freshman at Fresno State University. She believes that young people’s sense of competence and ability is deeply shaped … Continued

The Grass IS Greener: A Tour of Fresno’s Neighborhoods

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YLI is My Story

The grass really IS greener on the north side of Fresno. Parks and school campuses are open and inviting, unfettered by chain-link fences. There are public pools, tantalizing in scorching Fresno heat. Sidewalks are clean and smooth, bordering houses with sprawling lawns, cafes, restaurants, and stores with sparkling windows. Landscaped bike paths lead from this side … Continued

Successful 1st ever statewide Youth Commission Convening

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Campaign Victories

“The Youth Commission Convention was one of the most impactful things I’ve done as a part of Marin County Youth Commission.” Ethan Strull shared this reflection during the closing activity of the final Marin County Youth Commission (MCYC) meeting of the year. Ethan currently serves as the co-chair for MCYC and sat on the planning … Continued

Register for the Fresno Teen Summit on March 25

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Youth Opportunities

Come join us on March 25, 2017 for Fresno’s Teen Summit, You-Topia: Unity Starts With You. The summit will include a keynote presentation, various informational booths, and workshops on key topics impacting youth. The summit will be from 8:00am to 3:00pm at Edison High School and will be open to all high school students in … Continued

YLI’s 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available

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Our History

READ THE COMPLETE ANNUAL REPORT Youth Leadership Institute proudly presents our 2015-2016 Annual Report. This year we celebrate highlights across our regions, levitra buy canada us including the increase levitra buy canada us of Youth Commissions across the state, passing our 100th policy in our 25 year history, and funding over $185,000 in youth-led projects. This year, 84% … Continued

BREAKING NEWS: YLI wins contract to run FIRST-EVER Fresno Youth Commission program

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Campaign Victories

Congratulations on this accomplishment, YLI Central Valley! YLI was recently featured in Medium News in honor of this event. Read highlights below or access Medium’s article, “Fresno City Youth Commission Will Bring ‘Fresh Ideas’”. “The program is an example of youth advocating for youth as Fresno Boys and Men of Color led the advocating efforts to bring youth … Continued