Launching a Mayor's Youth Leadership Council: Lessons Learned

Launching a Mayor's Youth Leadership Council: Lessons Learned

Jun 20, 2019, 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

When rewriting the story of a community, the voice of the coming generation is essential. That’s why, drawing upon partnerships and years of experience in program design, Leadership Indianapolis has been the driving force behind the development of the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council. Launched in 2018, this program is built on the belief that youth are critical contributors to the future direction of their communities. This session will share how collaboration, focused resources, and creative approaches led to the program’s successful introduction. We will discuss lessons learned, effective practices, and the strategic reasons why a leadership organization is the best home for an initiative of this kind. The vision is to build the next great generation of leadership in Indianapolis, and we think we’re on our way.

Objectives:
1. We will share lessons learned in planning, launching, and operating a youth leadership council.
2. Participants will learn ways to apply theoretical frameworks for youth leadership and efficacy.
3. Participants will learn new models for engaging youth voice in the work of municipal government.