NYCYF events provide opportunities for Youth Funders to network, share lessons learned, explore new challenges facing New York City youth, and examine the City’s philanthropic and public response to these issues. The network also creates venues in which local funders can learn from youth programming, research, and policy experts, both locally and nationally. In addition to in-person meetings, NYCYF uses diverse vehicles including webinars, conference calls, LIST-SERVS, and policy briefs to communicate with its constituents.
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Brown Bag Discussion: Youth Leadership Councils
February 6, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 10:15 am
Sponsored by NYC Youth Funders and NYC Service
Please join us for a “brown bag discussion” about the implementation of NYC Youth Leadership Councils. Mobilized in 2015 by NYC Service, an office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, Youth Leadership Councils (YLC’s) engage youth in identifying solutions to urban issues (policy, practice and/or advocacy service) and the development of individual skills and competencies as measured by leadership, academics and college/career readiness.
NYC Youth Funders may find this opportunity especially interesting given the ambitious scope of engagement and interaction with partners city-wide. The overarching goal of NYC YLC’s is to engage 10% (30,000) of all high school teens (14-21years) by 2022 in partnership with adults in City agencies, high schools and community-based organizations.
In 2017-2018, 500 YLC’s will be in operation with an aim to eventually move toward 1500 YLC’s annually. These opportunities provide high-quality and high-impact experiences, with special attention to youth in communities of greatest need who do not traditionally participate in leadership activities. We believe and know that Youth Voice Counts.
On February 6, NYC Service leadership (Paula Gavin, Laura Rog and May Malik) will be joined student leaders and a representative from the Department of Education to discuss YLC’s and their priority in the Equity and Excellence agenda for our public schools.
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