Alongside yli staff, Madera Youth Commission co-hosted 2 virtual holiday celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brideisha Harness-Parker, Alumni
Young people – particularly youth of color and their allies – are deeply motivated to address inequities in their communities. At Youth Leadership Institute, young people realize their power by learning to use their voices to create meaningful change.
We work within coalitions and with elected officials to promote policy change that makes our communities more equitable and just for young people, especially young people of color. And it’s paying off with over 130 policy wins so far.
Change happens when conversations take place. At yli, we believe that conversations of real significance only occur when all voices are heard. And we’re here to ensure that youth voice is heard. Loud and clear.
PPE and informational booklets are delivered to over 1,000 people in our community.
MYNT youth attend Fresno City Youth Council Meeting to present on vaping.
Youth participate in a healing circle surrounding the struggles of digital learning and COVID-19.
The ECV offices sits on the Planning Committee of ECV Pride for the third year in a row.
After 8 years of partnership and educating Fresno City Council on the issue of density of alcohol retailers around youth spaces, the Fresno City Council passes the Responsible Neighborhood Market Act.
Madera Youth Commission begins a series of educational cooking classes to explore our cultural, historical and geographical relationships to food.
Madera Youth Commission places a land acknowledgement on their official meeting agendas.
The new Youth Coalition ensures that youth voice is included in the movement to create healthy social media environments.
MYNT works with other tobacco-control initiatives on how our efforts in the community can best lead to change.
The Half Moon Bay City Council launches a pilot Community Responder crisis-intervention program to improve the city’s response to mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness.
Launched a Long Beach youth group during the 2020 Covid pandemic that worked on making the temporary flavored tobacco ban a permanent ban.
Youth and teachers came together to participate in a healing circle where they discussed issues surrounding school climate.
We’re proud to present the Spring 2020 digital magazine from ¡Que Madre! Media. In this issue, you’ll find incredible youth art, narratives and a mental health resource guide.
Fresno Boys & Men of Color secures $300,000 in CARES funds to support community-based, holistic mental wellness services and paid internships for young people.
Betting On Our Future (BOOF) completes their storytelling campaign to raise awareness around problem gambling.
Venetia Valley youth plan and lead a virtual PRIDE event. Students moderated a panel to learn more about the LGBTQ experience.
Youth write to CVUSD school board members demanding that they prioritize young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Olivia Rodriguez publishes an article on Salton Sea communities, which needed relief long before coronavirus hit, in The Desert Sun.
The Coastside Collaborative COVID-19 Relief Coalition launches a new website with resources for individuals and businesses to obtain and provide support and relief.
Not So Golden, a statewide youth media project, centers on the issues affecting young adults in California.
yli hosts the 33rd annual Peer Summit for over 150 middle school students across the county.
MYNT collaborates with a program in Madera to present at Madera Ranchos Middle School.
The Grassroots Womxn Rising convening hosted hundreds of resilient womxn of color – including yli youth! – involved with the California Endowment’s health equity campaign, “Building Healthy Communities” (BHC).
Fresno BMOC hosts Art Hop gallery featuring stories of their experiences (and struggles) with mental health.
A team of Coachella Uninc. reporters, led by Bryan Mendez and Olivia Rodriguez, produced a mini documentary that explores key issues related to the Salton Sea and that uplifts the stories of local ECV residents.
Click here for links to English and Spanish versions!
Friday Night Live (FNL) California Youth Council selects two Fresno County FNL youth leaders to represent Fresno County at the state level.
Estamos Aquí: A Community Documentary, receives the Youth Leadership in Air Quality Award from the South Coast AQMD Clean Air Awards.