This strategy guide serves as a starting point for city leaders and staff who want to actively and authentically bring local youth into the process as real partners at the table.

It outlines strategies cities have successfully used to engage their young people, and includes specific examples from municipalities across the country.

The guide also lays out a variety of engagement options – such as hosting a youth summit or starting a youth council – that are explored more fully in additional resources.

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