Youth Leadership Academy

Our mission is simple – to enrich the lives of at-risk young people living in The Inland Empire, through an innovative range of programs providng quality emergency shelter and youth development.


Our vision is to build safe, healthy communities through the development and support of caring, responsible and productive citizens.

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Our Programs

It is through innovative programs and interactive activities on a variety of subjects and issues facing teens today that we will encourage young people to choose excellence over mediocrity…
Award Winning Programs
YVYLA Forward Focus Leadership Porgram
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Young Visionaries Is Proudly Sponsored By

San Bernardino Chief of Police

It is our pleasure to work with your organization to keep youth focused on positive activities through programs such as “Pistols to Pencils” and other activities offered by Young Visionaries.

Keith L. Kilmer
San Bernardino Chief of Police

Superintendent of Schools

The dedication and commitment you provide to improve the lives of at-risk youth as they seek to obtain the necessary support, skills, and education to become productive citizens is invaluable. With an increase in gang-related activity, it is imperative that we continue to work collaborative to coordinate resources and activities to reduce violence within our communities.

Gary S. Thomas Ed.D.
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

Probation Department

We appreciate working in partnership with Young Visionaries to continue to change lives for the better.

Michelle Scray
Chief Probation Officer
San Bernardino County Probation Department

Mayor’s Office

We fully support the Academy’s vital efforts to reduce gang activity in the San Bernardino area through outcomes-based programs which seek to steer at-risk youth away from gangs and toward  positive activities the lead to productive civic involvement. 

San Bernardino Mayor’s Office

School District Police Department

Thank you for the excellent job that you and the Leadership Academy crew are doing. You and your entire staff are to be commented for being so committed to our youths.

Chief Joseph G. Paulino
 San Bernardino City School District Police Department

District Attorney’s Office

We see the problems these children face and the behaviors they engage in every day and the efforts of Young Visionaries to teach character, leadership, the value of education and ethics is critical to changing lives.

Karen Bell
Chief Deputy District Attorney
Juvenile Division

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“Your efforts to empower these children
with knowledge by giving them someone to
turn to has made a critical difference
in the lives of many.

You have my best wishes for many
more years of success.” Barbara Boxer

US State Senator

Want to Play Your Part?

We welcome contributions from individuals, groups and companes of all sizes.

It doesn’t have to be cash. We’re always on the lookout for volunteers and interns.

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