Civic Youth

Creating the civic leaders of tomorrow

The i-team launched Civic Youth as a capstone project to their efforts between January and May to engage more youth in neighborhood council elections in partnership with EmpowerLA. Civic Youth is an application based, six session pilot program that ran through the summer of 2016 to provide training to more than 45 enrolled youth ages 16-21 so that they may become effective civic leaders. The curriculum focused on advancing key skills in organizing, securing permits, and generally interacting with the City along with other core leadership skills.  The program was in such high demand that it had a waiting list for enrollment.

 

Partners and Collaborators

The partners on this project include EmpowerLA, Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement, Neighborhood Councils and several schools and civic leaders.