Thanks to all who came to the Youth and Young Adults Committee’s (YYAC) July meeting! Folks from Lifelong, Farestart, Neighborcare Health – 45th St. Youth Clinic, City of Seattle, New Horizons, and ROOTS joined to discuss and plan the upcoming Youth Advocacy Summit, a project of the YYAC. Be sure to mark your calendar for the Summit: September 22-23, 2014.
About the Youth Advocacy Summit … The Youth Summit was designed to be a meaningful entry into civic engagement for young people who have already experienced disenfranchisement. The Coalition and YYAC work to make sure that the people who are directly affected by public policies are part of dialogue, debate, and decision-making. The Youth Summit is an exciting and important way to:
- Engage young people in expressing their opinions, identifying priorities, and speaking up powerfully
- Inform local decision-makers who often don’t hear from youth or people who are homeless or struggling to stay housed
- Support active and informed participation in democracy to make sure that Everyone Counts!
TAKE ACTION! As members of Coalition’s Youth & Young Adults Committee, your role is to work with youth participants to shape the summit, and to connect it to on-going advocacy and public education about Seattle and King County budget processes. As staff, we need your help to recruit and train peer leaders to help with facilitation, and support young people in communicating effectively about their issues to local elected officials and government staff.
Download and share the 2014 SKCCH Youth Advocacy Summit Flyer to help recruit and spread the word!
Additionally, we need your help to secure food donations and contributions for the two-day event. We’re created this letter template for your use: 2014 Food Donation Solicitation Letter_YouthSummit.
Please join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Capitol Hill Library.