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 4,500 students and has helped make the Capitol and its Black staff more accessible to our youth and community. Through our programs, Black Youth Leadership Project (BYLP) seeks to introduce more youth to the legislative process in an effort to connect the need for and an understanding of democracy and public service at an early age. Through accumulation of concepts, ideas and a greater understanding of the role of citizen and government, BYLP lifts youth closer toward platforms of academic achievement, career growth and leadership opportunities.
BYLP is committed to ensuring the youth have a voice at the table during all discussions had by officials whether elected or sworn to protect and serve. We believe the youth are the leaders they have been waiting for and are committed to empowering the youth as they assume position and lead this moment to a movement.
ALL of our programs are FREE, created, developed and run 100% by BYLP.