Central Valley

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

Joseph, South East Neighborhood Transformation Team (SENTT) Youth Leader, receives Central Valley’s Volunteer of the Year Award

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YLI is My Story

It was an exciting day for YLI when Youth Leader Joseph received the Volunteer of the year award out of 130 nominees representing the Central Valley! Joseph was honored with this award in recognition of his community change work in the South East Neighborhood Transformation Team (SENTT) as Friday Night Live youth council leader and … Continued

Youth, Residents, and Fresno Building Healthy Communities Bring New Skate Park to South Fresno

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Campaign Victories

“Parks are worth the investment because children and families are worth the investment” – Antonio, Fresno Boys and Men of Color Youth Leader Congratulations organizers in south Fresno! This spring we are working towards the groundbreaking of a new skate park in south Fresno—where there exists a great need for more recreational space and where … Continued