The Berkeley Youth Institute
The Berkeley Youth Institute is a youth development, digital media arts, project centered program. Using service learning, storytelling, job readiness, and community based strategies YI aims to foster a safe, healing, and transformative journey for young people; guiding them through a rite of passage into adulthood. Through a technology lens the YI encourages youth to cultivate imagination and curiousity, act in cooperation, and harness a passion for learning. Equipping them with the tools of resilliance, reflection, relationship, and a tangible understanding of citizenship; youth conclude their time with the Youth Institute leaving behind a legacy and moving into opporunity.