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.
executive bOARD OF DIRECTORS
LORREEN R. PRYOR
ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
VICE PRESIDENT, RECRUITMENT
ASSEMBLYWOMAN DR. SHIRLEY N. WEBER
CORRECTIONAL HEALTH & POLITICAL LOGISTICS, DIRECTOR
PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (CCPOA)
VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMS
CHIEF OF STAFF
ASSEMBLYWOMAN BUFFY WICKS
ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
VICE PRESIDENT, FUNDRAISING
THE MELANIN UNSCHOOLERS
THE FASHION LAW GROUP
ASSEMBLYMEN TIM GRAYSON