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YLI in USA Today

For the past two years the Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) has focused its efforts on creating resources and programs meant to increase political civility. In January 2017 Meg Heubeck, YLI Director of Instruction, was interviewed by USA Today/Gannett Papers about those efforts. The resulting article was the first of a series entitled, “I am an […]

YLI Commemorates JFK’s 100th Birthday

The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) celebrated what would have been John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday with a day of fun-filled activities attended by local children. The day’s events were a part of the Center for Politics’ Virginia Political History Project (VPHP) during which participants learned significant facts about America’s history and government. Local Boys and […]

YLI and AME Announce 100 Day Report Card

The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) and America’s Mock Election (AME) teamed up to produce the AME Hundred Days Report Card. YLI interns researched and created info graphics on President Trump’s first one hundred days in office. Topics covered in this forty minute program include immigration, environmental protection, foreign policy, education, and health care. Use this […]

YLI and America’s Mock Election Results Show!

The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) has announced the winners of its 2016 National Mock Election. Polls were opened to the students of over fifty-thousand registered teachers from October 17th- 27th. As polls closed on the 27th, Meg Heubeck, Director of the Youth Leadership Initiative, travelled to Washington, D.C. to deliver the results to the set […]

2016 Mock Election Partnership

From October 17-27, the Youth Leadership Initiative will host the 2016 National Mock Election. During this time students across the nation will have a chance to demonstrate enthusiasm for and understanding of the American political system by voting in their presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections. YLI has partnered with America’s Mock Election to provide fun […]