MOVING FORWARD WITH INFLUENCE
BYLP was established in 1999 as a non-profit and non-partisan educational organization dedicated to developing California's next generation of public policy leaders.
Since its inception, BYLP has served over 2,700 students and has helped make the Capitol and its Black staff more accessible to our youth and community.
BYLP's original programs are designed to encourage Black students to become civically engaged by learning about California's legislative process and developing communications skills through speech and debate. In addition, our programs will provide new opportunities for our youth participants to develop organizational skills, enhance reading comprehension / competency, magnify cultural awareness & identity, explore new career paths and engage their peers and communities in productive conversations.
ALL of our programs are FREE, created, developed and run 100% by volunteers.
BYLP achieves its goals with the assistance of generous donations from individual & corporate donors from our community. Without community support, serving Black youth in California would not be possible. Thank you for your continued investment.
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If you or someone you know has a complaint regarding an incident of racial harassment or discrimination on a school campus and are in need of advocacy support/assistance, we got you!! BYLP is here to listen, support and work with you to solve issues.