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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. One such example is the Institute’s 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, which prevents and reduces harm impacting youth and their communities.

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

Youth Enrichment Policy Project

YEPP

The Institute offers an innovative public policy education program for high school students.

Civic High

Creating Future Leaders

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

Debate Management Training

Preparing Leaders

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

James R. Galbraith Fellowship

Practical Learning

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

International Internships

A Diversity of Voices

The Institute hosts international interns who have an interest in a field of study related to public policy.

What We Do

More About PBI

The Pat Brown Institute serves the community in many ways.