Marking Progress of DC Youth Leadership Institute

The late Washington, D.C. Mayor, Marion Barry, created a storied program teaching generations of young people lessons in leadership and civic engagement. The Marion Barry Youth Leadership Institute (MBYLI) has operated as a funded District Government program for nearly four decades. In collaboration with Delia Houseal-Smith, PhD, of NEAN Consulting, Team McKinney supported an evaluation and market research project (November 2017 – September 2018) to document the impact, outcomes and future prospects for the program. Largely devoted to underserved youth, MBYLI is considered a stepping stone for many of the district’s leaders, as it aims to widen its imprint across the city.