Making Democracy Work

Youth Empowered Solutions! (YES!)

What We Offer

The League of Women Voters (LWV) is a non-profit nonpartisan political organization whose mission is to promote everyone's informed and active participation in government. LWV Los Angeles is especially committed to engaging youth in this mission.

YES! Committee: LWVLA's Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!) is a dynamic and proactive committee. In partnership with LAUSD, other agencies and community groups, YES! develops programs and resources designed to:

  • Engage LA's diverse youth in their communities;
  • Help them identify their communities' needs;
  • Work collaboratively with students, faculty, and elected officials to seek solutions.

YES! Forum: This annual event brings students from 10 LAUSD high schools together with their own City Council and Board of Education members in round table discussions about issues, problems and solutions in their own communities. This event is a way to support, empower and highlight students' Service Learning projects required for graduation from LAUSD.

For youth civic engagement resources, click here

Responses and requests for further information can be sent to:

For information about internships, click here

The League thanks Ralphs and Susan F. Rice for supporting our Youth and Student Services.

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