Youth Leadership Institute Is Inspiring Today’s Youth To Speak Up and Create Change

Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) is redefining leadership for the youth of 21st century America. Faced with deepening inequities in their […more…]

Youth Leadership Institute

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Chief Development and Communications Officer: Tim Haydock


Youth Leadership Institute builds communities where young people and their adult allies come together to create positive community change that promotes social justice and racial equity.

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“Youth Leadership Institute is the antidote to doom scrolling on your phone – young people energized and creating solutions in their community.
James Wiley, Principal Counsel & Senior Manager at Apple

Your Donation Powers Youth Voice and Community Change

Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) helps harness and shape the energy, passion, and voice for those who are traditionally unheard and unrepresented. With proprietary training tools and a team of adult mentors, their innovative workshops help create effective policy change. 

A $5,000 donation helps fund YLI’s youth development model workshops that focus on leadership, research, storytelling, and campaigns that ultimately change communities. 

Your donation can also change the life trajectory of someone just like Fahad Qurashi, a Pakistani immigrant, who went from being incarcerated to joining the staff of YLI. He is now the Chief Programming Officer.

Key Supporters

Brandon Brown
Maureen Sedonaen
William Leitsch
Ivoree King
Kenneth Preston
Karissa Yee Findley