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Children and Youth

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Children and Youth

Local leaders grapple with a variety of community development and public health challenges as they craft and approve policies impacting children, youth and families. Elected officials and key staff work with community partners to engage with and provide services to children, youth and families. This section of the Institute’s website includes relevant resources, materials and stories that demonstrate what local governments are doing to improve and create vibrant and healthy communities for children and youth to live, learn and play.

Local leaders grapple with a variety of community development and public health challenges as they craft and approve policies impacting children, youth and families. Elected officials and key staff work with community partners to engage with and provide services to children, youth and families. This section of the Institute’s website includes relevant resources, materials and stories that demonstrate what local governments are doing to improve and create vibrant and healthy communities for children and youth to live, learn and play.

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Governments Engaging Youth Toolkit

Governments Engaging Youth Toolkit

The Institute’s Governments Engaging Youth (GEY) project seeks to support, expand and enhance school and local government partnerships to develop programs that offer our younger generation the opportunity to learn about public service careers, community issues and how to become a more engaged, civic-minded individual. 

This toolkit offers resources designed to help begin, grow or expand a youth engagement in your community’s programs by providing a framework, assessment tools and case stories highlighting the broad variety of options available to suit your community’s unique needs.

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Engaging Youth

Resources and case stories to help local officials and staff develop and maintain effective youth commissions and to engage youth in the civic and

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Shared Services and Joint Use
Intergovermental Collaboration

Working Together in Service to Shared Constituencies

Counties, cities, schools and special districts are distinct legal entities that have no control over each other (except for dependent special districts). Yet these entities usually have overlapping constituencies. Those constituencies provide financial support to these local agencies through taxes, assessments, fees and other kinds of service charges.

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