Engaging Youth

Overview

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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Engagement Strategies for California’s Local Control Funding Formula

As local agencies evaluate the first “learning year” of developing and approving district Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs), staff and community members have an opportunity to examine what went well and what more can be achieved. This resource outlines challenges of public engagement, stakeholders that need to be involved and public engagement strategies and approaches to consider.

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“Shout Out” to Youth about Local Civics and Careers in City Government

This article describes ways local officials and staff can reach out to youth and give them a better understanding of local government and the career opportunities in local public service.

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Sample Youth Master Plans

Here is a sample of youth master plans in California.

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Youth Learn About Their Local Government

A panel discussion on innovations in resident civic engagement at the 2009 League of California Cities’ Annual Conference featured stories about the civic education of youth, a citizens academy for Cantonese speakers, and the role of new civic engagement manager positions in California cities.

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Public Engagement Develops Briefing Papers for Youth Commissions

The Public Engagement program is creating a series of “Briefing Papers” for Youth Commissions and Youth Advisory Councils. These concise documents will provide teens with background information about a timely topic and concrete ideas for how youth commissions and advisory councils can take action to address these issues in their communities.

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CA Youth Commissions and Councils

As a service, the Institute for Local Government maintains a roster of city and county youth commissions and councils from throughout California.We provide a staff contact name, e-mail address, and youth commission website, wherever possible.

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Engaging Youth Case Stories

Learn about how California local agencies are successfully involving youth commissions and other young people in the civic and political life of their communities.

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