Putting Youth Dialogue Front and Center
Barnstable County, Mass.
Barnstable County, Mass., a four-time winner of whole child partner America's Promise Alliance's 100 Best Communities for Young People recognition, has set the stage for youth dialogue in its community.
A variety of innovative partnerships have helped promote this dialogue, thanks to the Barnstable County Council for Children, Youth, and Families. These include
- The Cape and Islands Youth Congress, a diverse group of high school students who encourage their peers to step up to challenges and be positive agents of change.
- The Cape Youth Force, which enables youth participants to become involved in the grant-making process.
- The Cape and Islands Gay-Straight Youth Alliance, a youth-led group that networks with fellow youth organizations across Cape Cod.
Barnstable County is definitely doing its part in promoting the value of youth engagement.