Supported by the MetLife Foundation, this project helped six cities - Charleston, S.C.; Lakewood, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; Lexington, Ky.; Portland, Ore.; and Grand Rapids, Mich. - implement comprehensive plans for children and youth.
In 2005-06, the MetLife Foundation City-Schools Youth Planning Initiative offered technical assistance to six cities to help them develop youth master plans. The selected cities included Charleston, S.C.; Des Moines, Iowa; Diamond Bar, Calif.; Edmond, Okla.; Lakewood, Ohio; and Minneapolis, Minn.
With support from the MetLife Foundation, the YEF Institute selected 11 cities to receive technical assistance in promoting youth participation in local government. The selected cities included Baltimore; Dallas; Denver; Fall River, Mass.; Inkster, Mich.; Niles, Ill.; Nashville; Norfolk, Va.; Philadelphia; Saginaw, Mich.; and Salt Lake City. In the first year of the project (2003), assistance was provided to a separate cohort of 11 cities over an eight-month period: Brookings, S.D.; Caldwell, Idaho; Des Moines; Fremont, Calif.; Galveston, Texas; Lawton, Okla.; Macon, Ga.; Nashville; Newport News, Va.; Rock Hill, S.C.; and Tucson.