Seattle Youth Commission presents policy recommendations to Mayor McGinn

The Seattle Youth Commission presented its policy recommendations to Mayor McGinn on April 15.  Youth Commissioners received positive feedback and direction on their ideas and were commended for their creative approach to these complex issues.  Below is a summary of the proposals: 

1)      Pedestrian Safety – Expansion of the existing ‘Safe Routes to Schools’ program

2)      Environment – An expansion of Climate Action Now’s ‘One-Ton Challenge’ to include and focus on Seattle’s youth

3)      Youth Violence – The addition of a ‘Young Fathers’ Support Group’ into the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative

4)      Youth Police Relations – Creation of ten youth internship positions responsible for the outreach and design of a series of ‘role-reversal’ workshops

5)      Teen Homelessness – Extending the PROJECT SAFE program to Seattle families at risk of teen homelessness

 To hear more about these proposals, please check out our website @ www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/syc

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And if this looks like something you would like to do next year, download our application from our website and get it to us by Wednesday, May 12!