ABOUT US

​​

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

 PRESIDENT

COMMITTEE SECRETARY

ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

RORY KAUFMAN 

VICE PRESIDENT, RECRUITMENT 

CONSULTANT

ASSEMBLYWOMAN DR. SHIRLEY N. WEBER

STEPHEN WALKER  

BOARD MEMBER 

CORRECTIONAL HEALTH & POLITICAL LOGISTICS, DIRECTOR

CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONAL

PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (CCPOA)

SHANNON MCKINLEY 

VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMS

CHIEF OF STAFF

ASSEMBLYWOMAN BUFFY WICKS

KRISTY TINSLEY

SECRETARY

BOARD LIAISON

ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

SALINA VALENCIA

VICE PRESIDENT, FUNDRAISING

TREASURER

LEGISLATIVE/COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

SEISMIC SAFETY COMMISSION

DONALD R. WILLIAMS JR.  

BOARD MEMBER 

ATTORNEY / ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LAW

CHERINA SHAW  

BOARD MEMBER

CREATOR/CO-FACILITATOR g.O.a.t

EDUCATION CONSULTANT

THE MELANIN UNSCHOOLERS

EMBERT MADISON JR.

BOARD MEMBER 

COUNSEL

THE FASHION LAW GROUP

Domonique Jones

policy director 

LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR

ASSEMBLYMEN TIM GRAYSON

Support staff

Jayda preyer

EXECUTIVE assistant 

STUDENT

SACRAMENTO STATE

Contact Us

P.O. Box 1763

Sacramento, CA 95812

info@bylp.org

510.969.BYLP (2957)

Connect with us

IRS Registered 501(C)3 : 32-0036076

© 2018 Black Youth Leadership Project, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designed by PAREX.

  • facebook_logo_white - Copy
  • twitter_logo_white - Copy
  • instagram_logo_white