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Partner Spotlight: Pilarcitos High Principal Bechar

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YLI is My Story

“I value Pilarcitos High School’s partnership with YLI and hope it continues for many years to come.” -Rajan Bechar, Pilarcitos High Principal Rajan Bechar wants his students to build 21st century workforce skills, and he thinks leadership development is the way. As principal of  Pilarcitos High School, an alternative school in Half Moon Bay, Bechar … Continued

YLI 25 Celebrates 102 Policy Wins and 86,000 Youth Served

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Our History

On September 22, 2016, the YLI 25 gala celebrated 25 years of youth leading and creating social change. This was the biggest fundraiser in the organization’s history with over $125,000 raised to invest in youth leaders. Nearly 300 people joined the celebration, including 90 youth who traveled from as far away as Fresno.  The gala was held in the beautiful SOMArts … Continued

B.L.I.N.G. Youth Philanthropists Michelle and Iveth Bring Social Justice to a Conference

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YLI is My Story

“Social Justice must be included and balanced with traditional philanthropy. We must push intersectionality and diversity. We must take risks and challenge the status quo.” – Youth Leader at 2016 Youth Philanthropy Connect conference Michelle and Iveth, who are youth grantmakers with San Francisco’s B.L.I.N.G. program, (Building Leaders in Innovative New Giving), had the opportunity … Continued

YLI Statement on Recent Officer-Involved Shootings

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YLI is My Story

For 25 years, the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) has partnered with tens of thousands of youth across the country, particularly in California, to amplify youth voices and change dangerous and oppressive environments.   We are reminded time and again that youth-led change can only come when youth are safe, seen, and alive.  However, the recent fatal … Continued

B.L.I.N.G. Just Used $30k to Fund 8 Projects: Check Them Out!

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YLI is My Story

SPRING BLING! B.L.I.N.G. uses $60,000 to fund youth-led projects during our Fall and Spring cycles. We are excited to announce our Spring grantees below! Stay tuned for our 2016 Fall Grant Application releasing in September! BEYONDSLAY: Young Women’s Healing Summit, a project of The Mayor’s Youth Employment & Education Program (MYEEP) and Females Against Violence … Continued

YLI’s 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available

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Our History

READ THE COMPLETE ANNUAL REPORT Youth Leadership Institute proudly presents our 2015-2016 Annual Report. This year we celebrate highlights across our regions, levitra buy canada us including the increase levitra buy canada us of Youth Commissions across the state, passing our 100th policy in our 25 year history, and funding over $185,000 in youth-led projects. This year, 84% … Continued

ideas42 RFP Opportunity

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Youth Opportunities

The National Compadres Network (NCN) would like to share a very recent opportunity to improve community health through behavioral health strategies. ideas42 is a recently launched project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that provides an opportunity for communities to improve health and receive behavioral science technical assistance in order to better understand behavioral problems they face and … Continued