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Marin Forum on Teen Drinking Highlight Marin County Youth Commissioners

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By Janis Mara, Marin Independent Journal POSTED: 08/31/16, 6:38 PM PDT Thirty-three Marin teens intercepted on a party bus carrying drugs and alcohol in June. Recurring violationsof Marin’s social host ordinance designed to crack down on teen drinking. Seventeen deaths from drug overdoses of all ages in 2014. With these grim facts in mind, Marin … Continued

BREAKING NEWS: YLI wins contract to run FIRST-EVER Fresno Youth Commission program

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Congratulations on this accomplishment, YLI Central Valley! YLI was recently featured in Medium News in honor of this event. Read highlights below or access Medium’s article, “Fresno City Youth Commission Will Bring ‘Fresh Ideas’”. “The program is an example of youth advocating for youth as Fresno Boys and Men of Color led the advocating efforts to bring youth … Continued

BMoC Youth Leader Ricky in The Fresno Bee: “It is time that youths have the opportunity to really show our city what we can do…it takes more than words to make change; it’s time for action.”

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Congratulations to our Fresno Boys and Men of Color young leader, Ricky Reyna, who was recently published in The Fresno Bee newspaper. His opinion piece, “Ricky Reyna: Fresno’s youths find their voices,” highlights youth voice and the policy wins that are giving young people a voice and space at the decision-making table. Ricky Reyna’s quoted text is below: Recently, the … Continued

YLI Program Manager Sher Moua is published in the Fresno Newspaper: Op-ed on Fresno’s housing crisis

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Take a moment to read, “Remembering the Summerset Village Apartments,” written by our Boys and Men of Color Program Manager Sher Moua and his colleague, Nu Vang. The article illustrates the unhealthy and highly unsafe living conditions Fresno’s Hmong residents endure and it advocates for their right to safe housing and justice. Co-author Nu Vang … Continued

Documentary Made By YLI Marin Youth Leaders Hits the Airways!

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The YLI Marin Team is pleased to share that a documentary that was produced and promoted by the Marin County Youth Commission’s Education Equity Advisory Committee is about to be aired on public television. Last year, the 2014-2015 Education Equity Advisory Committee created a documentary focused on disparities in public school education here in Marin. The … Continued

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