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Support Vote 16 YEA! at their Feb. 23rd event to bring awareness of youth voting issues affecting young people

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At the upcoming Tuesday, February 23rd Board of Education meeting, Board of Education commissioners will consider a resolution of support for the effort to lower San Francisco’s voting age and include 16 and 17 year olds in municipal, school board, and community college board elections. If approved, this would go a long way in supporting the effort … Continued

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was BLING Decision Day, continuing the social justice legacy

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[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] “And one day we must ask the question ‘Why are there 40 million poor people in America?’ When you ask that question you are raising questions about the economic system, about distribution of wealth.” – MLK, Jr. On January 18th, BLING (Building Leaders in Innovative Giving) did something powerful to continue MLK’s vision … Continued

SF! Youth can apply for $5,000 grants to fund community projects!

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[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] B.L.I.N.G. (Building Leaders in Innovative New Giving) is made up of high school youth from all over SF. We use a social justice model to invest in youth-led projects that directly address important issues and inequities affecting San Francisco communities. If you have a fresh idea for a youth-led project, come find out … Continued

Meet Janet and YLI Movers and Shakers in September eNews!

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[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/2″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] When Janet Salcedo moved to Kerman, CA in eighth grade, she was shy. Neither of her parents had completed high school, back injuries limited their ability to perform work, and they sacrificed a lot to make sure Janet and her two siblings had access to education. The Central Valley became a home … Continued

Abedllatif Benterkia, Youth Leader, Shares His Experience Presenting at Free Minds Free People conference

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[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] My name is Abdellatif Benterkia, and I am a youth philanthropist in BLING, a San Francisco YLI program. On July 9-11 I attended Free Minds Free People Conference in Oakland, California. It was my first time ever attending a social justice conference. I met a lot of people whom came from different backgrounds. … Continued