Youth Engagement

We consistently hear from young people across the District that their needs are not being met. We recognize that youth understand the challenges they face better than many adults do, and often have insightful ideas to solve them. Young people possess dynamic energy and unique perspectives that are essential for shaping meaningful and effective policy. DC Action aims to equip young people with the tools to advocate, and connect them with opportunities to speak directly with elected officials and government leaders.

DC Action’s youth engagement work includes several parts and continues to grow. Right now we:

  • Teach young people how to advocate about the issues that matter to them
  • Amplify the voices of young people interviewed through our Youth Voices Youth Power Project and young people who have testified before the DC Council
  • Are launching our Youth Advisory Team for young people ages 16 through 24 who are passionate about making a difference, eager to learn, and ready to lead.

We welcome your ideas and involvement!

If you have questions about youth engagement at DC Action, please contact Youth Mobilization Manager Kawanza Billy at kbilly@dckids.org.