Cities across the country are empowering youth to be valuable resources for crafting successful solutions to community problems. Come to the Authentic Youth Civic Engagement Session in Seattle to learn tools for engaging your city.
As part of NLC's continuing efforts to promote youth participation in local government, municipal officials are encouraged to bring youth (ages 15-18 years old) with them to the 2013 Congress of Cities as youth delegates.
NLC's Center for Research and Innovation has assembled a collection of promising and creative city practices that support civic engagement, including initiatives that encourage young people to be more engaged members of their community.
Published with support from the Surdna Foundation, this guide offers practical tools for promoting meaningful youth participation in local government.
Produced by the Forum for Youth Investment in collaboration with the YEF Institute and the National Conference of State Legislatures, this report highlights six key tasks for creating effective youth councils, examples of strong municipal youth councils, and sample city ordinances, applications, bylaws, release forms, research, and other resources.