i4Y is a cross-disciplinary, innovative research hub addressing issues of youth equity through collaborative research, training and community engagement.


April 11, 2023

i4Y Executive Director, Dr. Marieka Schotland was recently selected to receive the Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award for her work with i4Y and her development and facilitation of the YEDI Program! The Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award recognizes staff who demonstrate exceptional initiative to create significant positive impact on the UC Berkeley campus community.

March 9, 2023

i4Y’s SFUSD-UC Berkeley Research Practice Partnership was recently selected to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Campus-Community Partnership. This award recognizes the partnerships and programs that improve wellbeing and quality of life in Berkeley. Read more about this award here.

February 24, 2023

The YEDI/LEAP Fellowship has been awarded to YEDI undergraduate scholars in recognition of their leadership, passion, and commitment to supporting the health and well-being of MCAH populations. Read more about these fellows in the MCAH winter newsletter!

February 13, 2023

i4Y Co-Director Emily Ozer offers recommendations to improve student mental health and wellbeing in this article for the Washington Post.

December 1, 2022

Innovations for Youth (i4Y) is excited to welcome the following undergraduates into our 2022-2023 YEDI Program cohort. The Youth Equity Discovery Initiative (YEDI) provides research mentorship to undergraduates as they engage in impactful youth equity research work. YEDI Scholars will present their work at our Spring 2023 symposium and we hope to have you join us! You can read more about this cohort on the Berkeley Public Health news webpage.