Youth Leadership Institute

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The mission of Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) is to build communities where young people and their adult allies come together to create positive social change. Established in 1991, Youth Leadership Institute has worked with over 3,000 young people ages 12 to 26 in 220 communities nationally and internationally. YLI now operates youth leadership and development programs in five counties in California: Fresno, Marin, Merced, San Francisco, and San Mateo. All of our programs implement leadership development, research, and campaigns to improve the health of communities. A nationally recognized leader in the field of youth development, YLI provides young people with the tools and support to identify community needs and implement solutions while also training adult allies to successfully partner with youth in community change efforts.


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