National Investment Strategy

Involve young people in finding solutions for their own generation

Young people can and should work hand in hand with adults to craft solutions to the challenges their communities face. We wouldn't dream of creating a commission on the status of women without including women on the commission. But every day, groups of adults discuss the problems young people face without ever consulting youth themselves. Policy solutions:

  • Form a National Youth Council, comprised of young people from across the country, to work with the Federal Youth Development Council, bringing young people's unique perspectives to bear on the critical decisions affecting their lives
  • Encourage the development of state and local councils of youth to bring perspective into local youth programming and to provide input on the work of the FYDC and the National Youth Council