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The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs invests in youth in order to train the next generation of leaders for our communities. Whether in high school or at the university, PBI youth learn about and immerse themselves in public policy by working on policy projects, researching relevant issues and serving in internships.

The Institute has a long history providing programs and services for youth in the Greater Los Angeles Region, including the former Gang and Youth Violence Prevention Interventionist Certificate Training Program. Its success led to the City of Los Angeles to adopt our model for its GRYD (Gang Reduction Youth Development) program.

Today the Institute boasts the following multi-dimensional youth leadership programs.

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Civic High

The Institute’s training program provides youth with a strong civic education.

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Debate Management Training

The Institute’s training program provides youth with the skills needed to conduct candidate debates.

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James R. Galbraith Fellowship

This local internship places students at worksites, where they learn more about the public policy implementation process.

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What We Do

The Pat Brown Institute serves the community in many ways.

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