About YLI

1439 The Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) is an annual convening of youth leaders, adult allies, and educators from across New England who have a shared vision of education equity grounded in a model that places students at the center of their own learning.

AISR has led the design and implementation of YLI for all Nellie Mae Education Foundation youth organization and district grantees. Since 2013, NMEF grantees have sent teams of youth leaders and adult allies to the YLI to learn more about each other’s work and diversity, youth-led social change, and student-centered learning. In 2014, the YLI planning process integrated a Youth Planning Team made up of high school students from all over New England. The Youth Planning Team, facilitated by AISR, helps determine the design and content of each year’s YLI.

What is the fellowship?

1440 As YLI has grown, so has the need for youth and adult allies who will support and nurture participants during their time at YLI. We work hard to personalize the experience for individuals and teams that attend YLI and need enthusiastic facilitators who are deeply committed to promoting youth voice and power at YLI. Facilitators will participate in a YLI Facilitator Fellowship experience that will both support their success at YLI and develop skills important for youth voice allies and education professionals. 

YLI 2017 Information & Application

Interested in learning more? Please download the overview and application, fill in the application electronically, and email it to aisr_youth@brown.edu by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Download YLI 2017 Overview & Application


Kristy Luk at kristy_luk@brown.edu
Catalina Perez at catalina_perez@brown.edu