Teens encouraged to participate in city "idea assemblies"
Parents and teens alike will applaud Youth Voice, Youth Choice, part of the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process in which Seattle youth decide democratically how to spend $700,000 of the city’s budget. The aim of the PB process is to engage citizens who have not historically been involved in government or budget proceedings.
Wondering how your teen can get involved? During February, Idea Assemblies are being held to brainstorm potential projects; these are the foundation for what will be on the ballot in May. Check the event calendar. Those unable to attend an event may submit ideas on this form or post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (links available here ).
Youth ages 11-25 who live, attend school, work or volunteer in Seattle may serve as budget delegates, reviewing community needs and ideas, researching project ideas and participating in outreach efforts to engage other young people. To sign up to be a budget delegate, host an assembly or become a community partner, visit the Seattle neighborhoods site. Still have questions?