Leadership Academy

The Bay Area Leadership Academy (BAYLA) is part of the leadership development programming of California Youth Connection, a statewide youth-led advocacy organization that provides a transformative experience for current and former foster youth ages 14-24 who in turn transform the foster care system through targeted legislative and policy advocacy. BAYLA is an integral part of CYC’s overall investment in foster youth leadership.

We kicked off our 6th Cohort for our Bay Area Leadership Academy (BAYLA) on September 15th, 2018! For 6 weeks these leaders will receive extensive political and professional leadership development as well as create projects promoting positive impact change in the Foster Care System.