YOUNG PEOPLE UNITED IN CHANGE
Youth learn about the issues in their community and try to find meaningful solutions
Youth tell their stories and bring light to issues they are passionate about through a number of mediums
Youth make measurable impact through service projects and relationship building in the community
YOUTH ADVOCACY LEAGUE
YOUTH CREATING CHANGE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES
Our impact started in Pittsburgh and has effected communities on a global scale. Projects addressing the "isms" (sexism, racism, gender inequality), LGBQTA rights, and trauma in the veteran population. We have engages over 6,000 youth in the past 10 years in social justice through projects, conferences, and after school groups.
Our journey began in 1987, when high school counselor Gregg Dietz noticed a dramatic decline in youth engagement in the community. The Youth Advocacy League is a youth led social justice organization working to change our communities. YAL is the umbrella organization encompassing smaller programs aimed at getting youth involved with advocacy.