Youth Engagement

NLC Resource: Starting a Youth Council

Youth councils or youth advisory boards can provide an effective way to engage youth in city government. The National League of Cities (NLC) has created several guides for youth engagement resources, available on their website, to reference on this subject. In particular, Starting a Youth Council offers the basics for forming a youth council in your city, as well as examples of the way different cities have configured their councils.

Mayors Book Club

The NJLM Educational Foundation has created an instructional manual on how to promote youth literacy by planning and conducting a successful Mayor’s Book Club. Based on five years of experience conducting successful Mayor’s Book Clubs throughout New Jersey.