Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR)

San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar Commends YLI Youth

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YLI is My Story

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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

Young Leaders Attain Restorative School Discipline Policies

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Campaign Victories

A dedicated group of young advocates have scored a huge milestone in reforming school discipline in California’s fourth largest school district. On Wednesday, the Fresno Unified School District’s board of trustees voted to adopt a framework of restorative practices in school discipline, and allocated $500,000 to start implementing these practices across the district. This shift … 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

Start the Conversation

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YLI is My Story

Start the Conversation is a youth-made film examining the challenges and opportunities lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth in Marin County face when connecting to a faith community. Our team has discussed this topic and gathered voices from different faith leaders and youth who have a strong connection to this topic. We hope … Continued