#YouthVoice

B.L.I.N.G. Just Funded 6 New Social Justice Initiatives this Spring

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YLI is My Story

“My vision for San Francisco is a city where everyone has an affordable home and stability so they can pursue their dreams” – B.L.I.N.G. Spring 2017 Grantee This year, youth grantmakers in B.L.I.N.G. funded a record number of youth-led social justice initiatives in San Francisco– 18 projects!!! B.L.I.N.G. (Building Leaders in Innovative New Giving) is … Continued

YLI partners with SF Prevention Coalition to host 150 youth and adults at annual Meet Up

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YLI is My Story

Youth leaders from Youth Leadership Institute were among hundreds of youth and adult allies celebrating the end of another successful year in environmental prevention this month—a committed effort to change the messages and settings of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use to make them less appealing to teens. YLI youth leaders from Washington High School Positive … 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

YLI CAM Advocates Celebrate an Impactful Campaign

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YLI is My Story

“CAM taught me that us–the youth–have a voice and we can actually make a difference in our communities. I value my CAM because they are my support system, but most importantly they are the true definition of a family.” – Eli Jimenez, CAM Advocate Youth Leadership Institute’s Community Action Model advocates have reached the culmination … Continued

Andrea on Healthy Retail: CAM Youth Advocate Shares Testimony at Press Conference

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YLI is My Story

“We’re tired of seeing our neighborhoods bombarded with these products, and advertisements. That is why we are working to promote healthier stores to support our local markets at Youth Leadership Institute. It’s important for us to work together and continue to fight to make our neighborhoods healthier and keep them that way.” — Andrea, Community … Continued

YLI Alum Edith Martinez Shows How YLI Opened Doors

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YLI is My Story

“The skills, opportunity, and experience that YLI offers help to motivate youth so much. You can be heard and you can be political at any age. You don’t have to be scared that you will be shut down for having a different idea. You can make a change.” Edith Martinez is a YLI alumna and … Continued