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legislative open house

The Legislative Open House (LOH) is BYLP’s flagship civic engagement program and has anchored the organization since 1999.  The LOH provides students with an opportunity to become legislators for a day and learn about the legislative process by holding mock-committee hearings and mock-floors sessions in the committee rooms and chambers of California’s Legislative Houses.  During the LOH, BYLP also hosts the Next Level Luncheon, for student participants, volunteers, and sponsors, where they hear from special guests, including local, state and national elected officials, inspirational speakers, professional athletes and more.


G.O.A.T. stands for "Goals, Organization, Applications & Transcripts." It is a college and life preparation program designed to support and uplift youth with a holistic approach. The program aims to provide students with essential tools for success in academics, self-care, business, personal development, and mental health.


GOAT PREP is a referral based intervention support for our middle school students who are struggling academically and socially. Students may be referred by Administrators, teachers and/or parents. Students will become a part of a specialized BYLP case management system where BYLP staff work with students one-on-one to address concerns their parents/guardians and school officials. If you know a student who could use this unique support, please refer them by clicking the button below.

student media program 

BYLP's Student Media Program centered around our Black v. Board of Eduction Podcast is an exciting opportunity for individuals who possess a passion for media and are seeking to showcase their skills in various roles. Whether you have a charismatic on-camera presence, a talent for writing, or proficiency in content creation using your phone, this program offers a platform to demonstrate your abilities. 

Additionally, Students will learn the benefits of using AI to enhance their creativity.

Youth peer mentor program (YPMP) mindfulness based substance abuse treatment for adolescents (MBSAT)

The Youth Peer Mentor Program (YPMP) seeks to address California’s substance use crisis by providing substance use education and expansive experiences to young adults across California (with a focus on transition age and justice system-impacted youth). This 12 week program will be administered on Friday evenings ages 14-26 welcome. 

BYLP program enrollment Forms

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