Youth Lead the Change is participatory budget process that is a year to year government process where ANY youth in Boston gets to manage how $1 Million Dollars of Boston’s budget is spent to help make Boston even better!
More about Youth Lead the Change
What is a Participatory Budget Process?
Youth Lead the Change is the Country’s FIRST Youth centered Participatory Budget Process
Awards and Recognitions
How to get involved!
Youth Lead the Change happens in 3 Phases. You can be involved in any or all Phases!
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Winners of Youth Lead the Change 2016!
Winners of the $1,000,000 Funding for the year:
Project A: More Trash Cans and Recycling Bins in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan.
Project C: Job and Resource finder app. It will be managed by the Division of Youth Engagement and Employment to streamline finding jobs for youth more streamlined and easier.
Project D: 10 new park renovations to have inclusive play elements for folks with disabilities (Dorchester, South End, Roxbury, JP, and Rosindale)
Project G: Wicked Free WiFi 3.0. This will provide free WiFi and charging stations to key locations and bus stops across Boston.
Project Project I: Digital Billboards in Schools. This will put a Flat Screen TV in every BPS school that will broadcast all events, resources, and programs.
Project J: Sunshine and Books. An app that will let anyone know where there are designed outdoor study spaces.
These Winning Policy Areas are special topics that the Mayor will discuss with the Mayor’s Youth Council:
Education: new technologies in schools, more funding for after-school activities, etc.
Environment, Energy, and Open Space: Investing in Green Rooftops, more handicap accessible friendly parks, more community gardens, etc.
Public Health: Increased affordable mental health services, confidential depression screenings in schools, mental health stigma reduction campaign, etc.