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Two teenagers

Youth Council

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  • Toolkit

Young people want and deserve a voice in their communities. City officials make decisions that affect youth on a daily basis. Yet young people often have no direct role in shaping or influencing local policies and programs. Even well-intentioned…

City park
City park
  • CitiesSpeak

Durham, North Carolina, and St. Louis, Missouri are developing city-wide Children's Savings Accounts (CSA) initiatives that can build college-going communities and disrupt cycles of multi-generational poverty.

This is a guest post by…

San Francisco
San Francisco
  • CitiesSpeak

Want to know what’s important to today’s civic-minded youth, as well as who they would vote for in the upcoming presidential election? The National League of Cities (NLC) hosted more than 200 youth delegates from around the country at its annual…

delegates
delegates
  • CitiesSpeak

The Boston Youth Zone deserves a huge spotlight for their historic involvement in the nation’s first ever youth-led participatory budgeting project. Last November, Boston’s former Mayor Thomas Menino challenged Boston’s Youth to decide how to…

Group of people
Group of people
  • CitiesSpeak

This post was written by NLC summer interns, Priscille Biehlmann, Molly Coleman and Olivia Myszkowski.

As National League of Cities summer interns, we recently had the chance to try our hand at federal advocacy on Capitol Hill. All…

Group of people
Group of people