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The United Youth Leadership Council aims to actively incorporate a multitude of youth voices into conversations around policies, strategies, and solutions that affect young people in Pima County. The UYLC believes in community stewardship and advocacy, positive role-modeling, individual accountability, and authentic participation.
The United Youth Leadership Council has been an integral part of the Cradle to Career Partnership in working to improve employment and educational systems for Pima County’s over 21,000 Opportunity Youth.

Our Mission

The United Youth Leadership Council is committed to supporting, advising, and co-developing the work of the Cradle to Career Partnership in continuously improving employment and educational systems to better serve opportunity youth. Additionally, the UYLC is dedicated to improving the juvenile justice and child welfare systems to achieve positive outcomes for youth who are currently system involved

Pima Youth Vote

Pima Youth Vote is a project of the Youth Leadership Council and C2C that is dedicated to getting the vote out to Opportunity Youth in Pima County, individuals 16 – 25 who are not in school or working. As one of the most vulnerable populations, it is essential that their voice is heard so they can engage in the political processes and enact policies that affect their lives.

Being young does not make one less of a citizen. Being poor does not strip one of their right to have a say in the direction of their country. Yet, for thousands of our neighbors, conditions exist which have effectively denied them access to the democratic process. Policies are being created and enacted to maintain those barriers, while simultaneously degrading the quality of debate in our community and restricting our ability to engage the next generation of voters. The goal of Pima Youth Vote is to reverse that trend in Southern Arizona and inspire thousands of youth from underserved communities to take action toward change through engagement in the electoral process.