The NYC Youth Agenda
In 2021, youth advocates from the Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC), CUNY’s Intergenerational Change Initiative (ICI), YVote, and DYCD’s We the Youth Advisory Council compiled data from ICI’s Youth Ask Youth Census 2021 reports, ICI & We The Youth’s initial NYC Youth Agenda, and CCC’s Voicing Our Future: Youth Priorities for 2021, which surveyed thousands of youth about their concerns and priorities for new elected officials.
This led to the creation of an NYC Youth Agenda Steering Committee to synthesize and distill core recommendations and sub recommendations, which they compiled into the below 2022 NYC Youth Agenda.
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In February 2022, youth leaders put together a powerful NYC Youth Agenda Policy Breakfast, Press Conference, and Youth Rally to amplify the recommendations made in the Youth Agenda.
Throughout the spring of 2022, youth leaders from the Steering Committee organizations continued to meet with elected officials to advance the agenda and discuss how they plan to support the recommendations.
We invite you to view photos from these follow-up meetings below.
The work of the Youth Agenda Steering Committee continues to both develop the 2023 Youth Agenda and establish more equitable systems for youth in NYC in other ways. The Committee is divided into four working groups:
The Civic Engagement & Participation Coalition, which works with youth groups across the city to build solidarity and further strengthen the NYC Youth Agenda
NYC Community Boards, which designs and facilitates youth-led workshops for Community Board Members on creating intergenerational alliances and putting youth at the center
State of the Youth, which is focused on developing an Accountable to YOUth report
Civic Digital Hub, which is conceptualizing and operationalizing a youth civic hub to map civic opportunities across the city to make them more accessible and engaging to youth, families, and schools.
The Youth Agenda Steering Committee has held events for youth leaders and adult allies to come together around the 2022 Youth Agenda recommendations and ideate towards a 2023 Youth Agenda. Check out the photos below from ICI’s Winter Dataland, unpacking this year’s Youth Ask Youth census data, and New Year, New You, New Youth Agenda, which combined self care and community care.