health equity

YLI CAM Advocates Celebrate an Impactful Campaign

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“CAM taught me that us–the youth–have a voice and we can actually make a difference in our communities. I value my CAM because they are my support system, but most importantly they are the true definition of a family.” – Eli Jimenez, CAM Advocate Youth Leadership Institute’s Community Action Model advocates have reached the culmination … Continued

Montzerrat, Social Justice Advocate and Visionary Leader

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“If I were to imagine a better world, it would be one where we recognize the humanity of people and see value in them regardless of the background they carry.” Montzerrat (Montze) Garcia Bedolla is a leader who deeply values community, social justice and health equity. She began her career with YLI in 2015 and … Continued

Andrea on Healthy Retail: CAM Youth Advocate Shares Testimony at Press Conference

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“We’re tired of seeing our neighborhoods bombarded with these products, and advertisements. That is why we are working to promote healthier stores to support our local markets at Youth Leadership Institute. It’s important for us to work together and continue to fight to make our neighborhoods healthier and keep them that way.” — Andrea, Community … Continued

Tackling Transportation in San Mateo County

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Youth leaders from Half Moon Bay and South San Francisco join forces at the innovative School for Public Transportation Reform with the goal of understanding public transit challenges to access/affordability, key transit decision-makers in San Mateo County and the political history of public transit in the Bay Area. This learning is facilitated by Urban Habitat … Continued

B.L.I.N.G. Youth Philanthropists Michelle and Iveth Bring Social Justice to a Conference

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“Social Justice must be included and balanced with traditional philanthropy. We must push intersectionality and diversity. We must take risks and challenge the status quo.” – Youth Leader at 2016 Youth Philanthropy Connect conference Michelle and Iveth, who are youth grantmakers with San Francisco’s B.L.I.N.G. program, (Building Leaders in Innovative New Giving), had the opportunity … Continued