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In 2021, we celebrated 20 years of our Summer Youth Leadership Academy (SYLA). To mark this amazing milestone, we put together an anniversary class yearbook: “Flashback to the Future: 20 Years of SYLA and Youth Power.”

Since the very first class in 2001, SYLA has uplifted new generations of youth leaders by developing their leadership skills and political analysis. Over the years more than 1,200 youth leaders have attended the academy, finding their voice and taking their leadership back to classrooms, communities and careers across the state.

In this anniversary yearbook, you’ll find fun program highlights, including:

  • Alumni retrospective stories
  • Student voices and dreams for the future
  • Congratulation messages from our community

So take a walk down memory lane with us and get inspired by the youth leaders who’ve graced us with their visions and passion these last 20 years.

Having trouble viewing the PDF below? You can also download it here.

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