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Sign on Letter Calling for the Creation of a National Youth Council

This letter, signed by leading youth voice organizations, calls for the creation of a national youth council.

For too long the views and perspectives of youth have been absent from the policy making process. The genuine inclusion of youth voice in the creation of public policy is critical if we, as a nation, are to insure the effectiveness and efficiency of the programs that serve young people. America's Youth Councils Network, with support from the Forum, has brought together a coalition of organizations to call for the creation of a National Youth Council that will provide federal policy makers with unique insights and recommendations from young people regarding the policy issues that impact our nation's 105 million youth. This group of supporters includes: Advocates for Youth, American Camp Association, Campaign for Youth, Covenant House, DoSomething.org, First Focus, Mikva Challenge, Youth Service America, YouthBuild USA, the Forum for Youth Investment, and America's Youth Councils Network.

If your organization would like to sign on to this document, email Danielle Evennou, Policy Associate, at danielle@forumfyi.org.

Publishing Date: 
August 6, 2010
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