You are here

Distinguished Finalist

Justin Yamamura

Daly City, California

Justin Yamamura, 17, of Daly City, Calif., a senior at St. Ignatius College Preparatory, is the founder of the “Youth Policy Initiative,” a nonprofit that has hosted two weeklong civics and leadership summer camps for middle school students from diverse backgrounds. Justin’s camps have reached 55 seventh- and eighth-graders with opportunities to learn about politics and advocacy, and to travel to downtown San Francisco to hear directly from city officials and activists.