Monday, March 1, 2010

News from Nashville's Mayor's Youth Council

From the Mayor's Youth Council:

As you may know, Mayor Dean and a task force of over 50 local community, government, faith and nonprofit leaders have begun a 5-month process toward developing a citywide Child and Youth Master Plan. The Mayor and the entire task force (which includes several young people) are emphasizing the need to hear from our youth. The first step is the Youth Survey linked here which was created by and is being supported and analyzed by the Mayor’s Youth Council.

Please share this survey with any and all young people you might be connected with so that we can ensure that their perspectives inform this important process. Hard copy surveys will also be distributed at schools to ensure a representative sample from the District and as well as private schools.

As an additional opportunity and a follow-up to the survey, the Mayor’s Youth Council will also be hosting the Mayor’s Youth Summit on March 26 which will further inform the Child and Youth Master Plan. Youth members of the Master Plan task force are also holding focus groups around town and in schools, a process being led by MLK student and chair of the task force, Jairus Cater.

Please keep an eye out for these opportunities in the next couple of weeks and help us set a new standard for how a city can work WITH its youth to create a new vision and new solutions for our city.

If you have questions, please direct them to the MYC adult support staff Lindsay Wilke: