Youth Leadership 2023 – Applications Now Closed


Learn how to create respect & equality for ALL people in Orange County

The 2023 Youth Leadership Institute is now accepting applicants for the summer of 2023. Learn all about human relations and social justice topics including youth-led movements, restorative practices,  and communication skills. Applications are due 06/02/2023. Make sure to apply ASAP; space is limited.

Our annual Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) brings together diverse students from high schools across Orange County to participate in activities, dialogues and skill building exercises about human relations and social justice issues. Students learn the skills to organize youth, take a stand against hate and injustice and create schools and communities that are safe and equitable for ALL.

Application Deadline: June 2, 2023; Orientation June 22 (6-7pm); Institute runs June 26 – June 29 (9am – 4pm)

Questions? Email Gagandeep Kaur Mann-Saecho at or phone 714-480-6570

Being a part of the Youth Institute was a life changing experience. I learned so much and got to meet wonderful students who had the same beliefs and goals I did.”

“I loved learning about community building and ways to take action in our communities. I also made a ton of connections with other participants!”

Topics Covered in the 2022 YLI:

For more information, please contact Gagandeep Kaur Mann-Sacheo –

Youth Leadership Institute grads have the opportunity to join the Human Relations Ambassadors’ Program (HRAP) a  youth leadership group.

As someone who wants to go into the social justice and public policy work I am really excited to see what I can do for my community with the skills I gained from this week.