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Perpetuate or Progress: An Interview with Volunteer of the Year Awardee, Loughlin Browne

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Two weeks ago, YLI’s very own Loughlin Browne was recognized at the annual Heart of Marin award ceremony for her outstanding service in the community of Marin. In the following interview, she talks about her work on the Marin County Youth Commission‘s Racial Equity sub committee, which eventually landed her on the stage to accept … Continued

These are the Solutions: An Interview with Lola Amador

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Lola Amador is a senior at Independent Study School in Marin and serves on the Marin County Youth Commission. The tragic events at Parkland ignited her organizing efforts on gun control, and she has participated in a series of actions to elevate the issue and ensure meaningful legislation is passed. On March 14th, she took … Continued

Trump Freezes Critical Resource for Mental Illness and Substance-Abuse

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Where do community health professionals go to find effective interventions for preventing and treating mental illness and substance-use disorders? The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices, a database containing hundreds of scientifically-proven therapies, is the go-to for mental health and addiction specialists. But new additions to this invaluable resource have been blocked indefinitely by … Continued

YLI Alums & Staff Honored at Heart of Marin Awards Ceremony

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On Thursday, January 11th, YLI Alum Maureen “Mo” de Nieva-Marsh was honored for her work at RxSafeMarin with the Excellence in Innovation Award at the 25th Annual Heart of Marin Awards Ceremony. “When I was a student at Dominican University of California I was leading a double life toggling between a personal substance use problem and what seemed like a life … Continued

Marin County Youth Commissioners Policy Win Reduces Youth Drug Use

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Campaign Victories

Last month, yli celebrated its 103rd policy win! The Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to enhance the Social Host Ordinance (SHO), which holds adults responsible for underage alcohol and drug use in their households whether or not the adults are present. The amendment included adding marijuana to the language, expanding locations to include party buses … 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

Why Meet with Elected Officials? Marin County Youth Commission Breaks it Down

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“Meeting with our elected officials is integral to strengthening our relationship and building the credibility of the Marin County Youth Commission.” – Joshua Rowe, 15 The Marin County Youth Commission is a youth-led advisory body appointed by Marin County Board of Supervisors. Made up of 20 youth from all over Marin County, the Youth Commission … Continued