tobacco control

Meet Winnie and learn about Operation RED Sky 2015!

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On October 27, Roosevelt High and other high schools throughout Fresno County committed their campuses to the entirely youth-led and inspired event ‘Operation RED Sky 2015’, which communicated youth’s proud stance against illegal drug and underage alcohol use. The event celebrated “National Red Ribbon Week” with the release of 2,000 red balloons throughout the county, representing the youth … Continued

Meet Leslie & Learn Why PayDay Lending Hurts Communities: Welcome to October eNews.

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[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/2″][cmsms_text]   I’m excited to see positive change and happy families. I look forward to continue to learn about unfair issues in our community. I find my power when I inform other youth and families about these issues. I’m excited to reach equality and encourage other youth to be more involved in their communities. … 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

YLI Coverage in The SF Bay News: SF sets limits on new cigarette permits

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The SF News recently covered the amazing work conducted by the YLI Tobacco Use Reduction Force (TURF), culminating in the passage of an ordinance that halts the issuance of new tobacco permits to San Francisco retailers in low-income neighborhoods with already high tobacco densities. This ordinance, introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar, will amend The City’s health code and strives for equity in the … Continued

San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar Commends YLI Youth

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[cmsms_row data_padding_bottom=”50″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_bg_parallax_ratio=”0.5″ data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”scroll” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”top center” data_color=”default” data_padding_right=”3″ data_padding_left=”3″ data_width=”boxed”][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text animation_delay=”0″] While introducing an ordinance to curb the proliferation of tobacco and cigarette outlets in San Francisco, Supervisor Eric Mar commended YLI TURF (Tobacco Use Reduction Force) on their advocacy work to create momentum for the policy. TURF supplied data by conducting community assessments and an analysis of … Continued

Youth Organizing Leadership Academy: YOLA!

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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