Starting a Youth Council

Youth Councils in City Government
Youth Councils in City Government

Youth councils or youth advisory boards can provide an effective way to engage youth in city government.

Youth councils provide a conduit for youth voice to city leadership, help promote civic engagement and community service, and foster an understanding of how municipal government works.

This strategy guide offers the basics for forming a youth council in your city, as well as examples of the way different cities have configured their councils.

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