History demonstrates the value of youth voice. Martin Luther King, Jr. was 26 when he gained global prominence by leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott. His early impact was not just a sign of precocity. He brought a youth perspective that is often essential for constructive change. Today young people continue to inject new energy, passion, and ideas into long-running policy debates regarding economic, educational, and social equity. Such voices are critical to enriching our communities and strengthening our democracy.
Please join us to discuss expanding, equalizing, and strengthening programs that enlist young people in developing civic skills to improve their communities and our society.
- Core, evidence-based strategies for building youth civic skills and motivation
- Programs that effectively employ evidence-based strategies in NYC and beyond
- Civic readiness as a vital component of our democracy and the current status of civic readiness among youth
- Civic learning as a tool to increase understanding and engagement across lines of difference
- Shari Davis, Co-Executive Director, Participatory Budgeting Project
- Melissa Escano, R.I.S.E! Coordinator, Atlas: DIY
- Kei Kawashima-Ginsburg, Director of The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)
- Sanjiv Rao (Moderator), Director, Civic Engagement and Government, Ford Foundation
All interested funders.
8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM Program
Registration is required by March 27.
Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)
Guests of NYC Youth Funders: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)
Non-Member Funders: Please email email@example.com ($150 fee)