Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)

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“I’m involved with YLI because I want to give back to my community and create healthier communities for future generations.” -Margarita Vasquez, 19


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.

To learn more about Youth Leadership Institute:

-Visit our website, or email


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Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)

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Children & Family


1670 South Amphlett Boulevard Suite 250
San Mateo, CA 94402