Fully led by students with the help of mentors, we aim to fight for causes closest to us.
Housing five operational commissions, we are working towards a variety of issues we are passionate about!
We make concrete change in our areas of interest, whether through drafting policy resolutions, backing projects, or presenting to school boards.
Consisting of students across the Bay Area, our team works together to make our community a better place.
Founded in 2018 by students in Sunnyvale, YPPI took off under the sponsorship of former Sunnyvale Vice-Mayor Nancy Smith. YPPI was integral in many projects, most notably the instating of the HAERT Program, a preventative mental wellness curriculum, within Lynbrook High School.
With each new cohort, YPPI re-evaluates policy priorities to continue to speak up for issues relevant to youth.
With five commissions and counting, our student groups are working toward change in multiple categories
Our Mental Health commission aims to change the stigma around mental health through projects within school districts.
The Environmental commission focuses on drafting and supporting policy resolutions regarding our environment.
The Senior Advocacy commission works to maintain and bolster community connections with senior citizens.
Project AAR aims to raise awareness surrounding student sexual misconduct and reform Title IX education.
Our Social Justice commission seeks to break down racial barriers through projects within schools.
Get to know our group of dedicated high school students along with supportive mentors and sponsors!
"The day I attended my first orientation at YPPI I knew that the people I would be working with share the same passion for helping the community as I do"
"My experience at YPPI from being a policy advocate to serving as president has taught me the importance of being involved in my community"
"Being a part of YPPI has given me so many skills in writing and advocacy that I plan to use for the rest of my life"
Check out some of the articles on our commissions!
Vice Mayor, Sunnyvale Youth Join Forces To Protect And Ensure Funding For At Risk Seniors During COVID-19 Lockdown
Group’s new podcast, Uncertain Tips, discusses maintaining mental health during a pandemic.Read More
We are always looking for new members, partnership opportunities, and guest speakers! Feel free to email us with inquiries!