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American Civic Education App: Coming to a Place Near You!

America’s Mock Election(AME) has been working to promote YLI’s Mock Election program since 2016. AME has produced several mock election results programs as well as a Hundred Days Report that teachers have used in their classrooms. For the past year YLI, ConSource and AME have worked together to create the American Civic Education app in […]

YLI Named a Charter Member of the Civics Renewal Network

YLI is proud to announce that it was named a Charter Member of the Civics Renewal Network (CRN). The Civics Renewal Network is a consortium of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations committed to strengthening civic life in the U.S. by increasing the quality of civics education in our nation’s schools and by improving accessibility to high-quality, no-cost […]

YLI’s 2019 National Mock Election and Jamestown: America’s Legacy student voter survey

YLI’s 2019 Mock Election contains races for KY, MS and LA as well as a special survey highlighting relevant events that happened in Virginia in 1619. The survey is provided through a partnership with American Evolution. The 2019 Commemoration highlights the significance and modern relevance of several important events that occurred in Virginia in 1619. […]

Common Ground Solutions Supports YLI’s Talking Turkey Program

Over the summer the YLI staff met with Common Ground Solutions (CGS) to see if there was a way to collaborate. During the discussions between CGS Founder, Howard Komar, and YLI Director, Meg Heubeck, it was decided that YLI would promote the use of CGS topic resources to support the Talking Turkey: Taking the ‘Dis’ […]

YLI Partners with CivXNow!

The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) joints the CIVXNow Coalition to promote civic education. The Youth Leadership Initiative is proud to announce that it has been welcomed into partnership with the CivXNow Coalition. The CivXNow Coalition pledges to help every school in the nation fill its historic and vital civic mission. The organizations included in the […]

First Freedom Wall Debuts!!

YLI releases new resources to build media literacy and civil discourse. The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) and American Evolution (AE) partnered to create resources that commemorate the beginnings of democratic government in colonial America. AMERICAN EVOLUTION™ is non-partisan, non-profit organization with the mission to commemorate the 400th anniversary of several key historical events that occurred […]

New Political Atlas

The new Political Atlas features expert race ratings, poll-based forecasts, and social media trends in advance of the 2018 election The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) is proud to announce the release of an online Political Atlas that was created by the University of Virginia Center for Politics and IPSOS. This interactive atlas gives student the […]