Center for Youth & Community Leadership in Education
Center for Youth & Community Leadership in Education



About YLI

What is YLI?
The YOUTH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (YLI) is a convening of youth leaders, youth organizers, adult allies, and educators from across New England whose shared vision of education equity is grounded in a model that places students at the center of their own learning. With the generous support of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, YLI attendees come together annually to build understanding and support for youth organizing for education justice, develop relationships, share learning, and plan for youth organizing work in the upcoming school year.

Who can come to YLI?
Attendance at YLI is by invitation only. Invited organizations can bring up to six (6) young people, and they must be accompanied by two (2) adult allies who can be at YLI all three days.

When is YLI?
YLI is August 5th-7th, 2019.

Where is YLI
YLI will take place at the Babson Executive Conference Center in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
One Snyder Drive,
Babson Park, MA 02457

How do I register my team?
Each organization may register up to six (6) Youth at once, and up to two (2) Adult Allies at once. If your Youth attendees include Youth Planning Team (YPT) members, you will register your YPT members AND up to six (6) additional Youth. There is a password required to register, you can find the password in the YLI 2019 Newsletters that have been sent to your email. Click the link to register here.

When do I need to register by?
Registration closes on April 30, 2019.

What happens at YLI?
Check here for this year’s schedule.