health equity

Brave work from our YLI Boys and Men of Color Fresno Crew

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YLI is My Story

There is another issue in our San Joaquin Valley that may not be making headlines, but is just as important as the drought, and we are pleased the president is once again showing strong leadership: Young men of color need more opportunities. President Obama began the dialogue in his State of the Union Address when … Continued

NUTRITION SOLDIERS MUNI ADS ARE UP!

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YLI is My Story

Congratulations to the Nutrition Soldiers in the Bayview!! Youth have been working on a Make Nutrition our Tradition social media campaign to build the demand for healthy foods in Bayview-Hunters Point. Please keep an eye out for these advertisement on your MUNI route! View original

Youth Organizing Leadership Academy: YOLA!

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YLI is My Story

With our youth out of school for the summer, we at the Youth Leadership Institute in Fresno County viewed this summer as an amazing opportunity to engage youth from across the county in an enriching and fun six-week program.  We called this group YOLA, or the Youth Organizing & Leadership Academy.  Our goal was to … Continued

Nutrition Soldiers Presented at a National Childhood Obesity Conference!

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Campaign Victories

Nutrition Soldiers had the honor of attending and presenting at the 7th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference. On Wednesday, June 19th, Mary and Avni presented to a room of about 200 people on the food justice work Nutrition Soldiers is leading in Bayview. People from throughout the country attended seeking to learn how to engage youth in obesity prevention … Continued

ABC 7 News covers YLI’s TURF Youth Group

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YLI is My Story

ABC 7 News elaborates on TURF’s work assessing their community, their commitment to social justice, and the time-intensive process of creating a proposal limiting the number of tobacco outlets within their City. After local attention was brought to a surplus of tobacco-selling stores in low income areas, YLI has moved towards creating momentum for an ordinance limiting … Continued