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  The Mayor of Boston wants to empower youth to be civic leaders. To advance this, the City created Youth Lead the Change and included this program in the city’s capital budget. Through this participatory budgeting program, youth had the opportunity to collect ideas for capital projects, distill those ideas into concrete proposals, hold a city-wide vote to determine which projects get funded, and - ultimately - directly determine how $1 million is spent to improve Boston for everyone.  
 
  The Mayor of Boston wants to empower youth to be civic leaders. To advance this, the City created Youth Lead the Change and included this program in the city’s capital budget. Through this participatory budgeting program, youth had the opportunity to collect ideas for capital projects, distill those ideas into concrete proposals, hold a city-wide vote to determine which projects get funded, and - ultimately - directly determine how $1 million is spent to improve Boston for everyone.  
 
  Young people are our future leaders and the City of Boston is committed to providing young people with a voice and welcoming them to participate in government. Youth Lead the Change creates a pathway for lifelong civic engagement and participation. Best practice in Boston around youth programming and/or policy is to include young people in the decision making and planning to ensure that programming is accurate, relatable and suitable for the target population. This initiative allowed for concrete roles for youth and real youth empowerment.
 
  Young people are our future leaders and the City of Boston is committed to providing young people with a voice and welcoming them to participate in government. Youth Lead the Change creates a pathway for lifelong civic engagement and participation. Best practice in Boston around youth programming and/or policy is to include young people in the decision making and planning to ensure that programming is accurate, relatable and suitable for the target population. This initiative allowed for concrete roles for youth and real youth empowerment.
 
   Goals of the Initiative   
 
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  The goals of Boston’s Participatory Budgeting project are to:  
 
  The goals of Boston’s Participatory Budgeting project are to:  
 
  ● Help ensure the capital plan reflects the priorities, interests and energy of Boston youth.  
 
  ● Help ensure the capital plan reflects the priorities, interests and energy of Boston youth.  
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  Once projects made it to ballot, only young people could decide how funds would be spent. 14 projects made it to the first ever Youth Lead the Change Ballot and 7 projects were selected by young people as winners. Those projects will be implemented. This sort 7  
 
  Once projects made it to ballot, only young people could decide how funds would be spent. 14 projects made it to the first ever Youth Lead the Change Ballot and 7 projects were selected by young people as winners. Those projects will be implemented. This sort 7  
 
  of real and tangible process empowered youth to get engaged in their communities and indicated that they can affect real change in their communities. The goal is that this initiative promotes civic engagement, changes social behaviors, increases trust and communication between youth and local government and promotes education about budgetary and democratic processes.
 
  of real and tangible process empowered youth to get engaged in their communities and indicated that they can affect real change in their communities. The goal is that this initiative promotes civic engagement, changes social behaviors, increases trust and communication between youth and local government and promotes education about budgetary and democratic processes.
 
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== Background Information ==
 
== Background Information ==
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:  The Mayor of Boston wants to empower youth to be civic leaders. To advance this, the City created Youth Lead the Change and included this program in the city’s capital budget. Through this participatory budgeting program, youth had the opportunity to collect ideas for capital projects, distill those ideas into concrete proposals, hold a city-wide vote to determine which projects get funded, and - ultimately - directly determine how $1 million is spent to improve Boston for everyone.  
 
:  The Mayor of Boston wants to empower youth to be civic leaders. To advance this, the City created Youth Lead the Change and included this program in the city’s capital budget. Through this participatory budgeting program, youth had the opportunity to collect ideas for capital projects, distill those ideas into concrete proposals, hold a city-wide vote to determine which projects get funded, and - ultimately - directly determine how $1 million is spent to improve Boston for everyone.  
 
:  Young people are our future leaders and the City of Boston is committed to providing young people with a voice and welcoming them to participate in government. Youth Lead the Change creates a pathway for lifelong civic engagement and participation. Best practice in Boston around youth programming and/or policy is to include young people in the decision making and planning to ensure that programming is accurate, relatable and suitable for the target population. This initiative allowed for concrete roles for youth and real youth empowerment.
 
:  Young people are our future leaders and the City of Boston is committed to providing young people with a voice and welcoming them to participate in government. Youth Lead the Change creates a pathway for lifelong civic engagement and participation. Best practice in Boston around youth programming and/or policy is to include young people in the decision making and planning to ensure that programming is accurate, relatable and suitable for the target population. This initiative allowed for concrete roles for youth and real youth empowerment.
 
== Goals of the Initiative ==
 
== Goals of the Initiative ==
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:  The goals of Boston’s Participatory Budgeting project are to:  
 
:  The goals of Boston’s Participatory Budgeting project are to:  
 
:  ● Help ensure the capital plan reflects the priorities, interests and energy of Boston youth.  
 
:  ● Help ensure the capital plan reflects the priorities, interests and energy of Boston youth.  
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:  Once projects made it to ballot, only young people could decide how funds would be spent. 14 projects made it to the first ever Youth Lead the Change Ballot and 7 projects were selected by young people as winners. Those projects will be implemented. This sort 7  
 
:  Once projects made it to ballot, only young people could decide how funds would be spent. 14 projects made it to the first ever Youth Lead the Change Ballot and 7 projects were selected by young people as winners. Those projects will be implemented. This sort 7  
 
:  of real and tangible process empowered youth to get engaged in their communities and indicated that they can affect real change in their communities. The goal is that this initiative promotes civic engagement, changes social behaviors, increases trust and communication between youth and local government and promotes education about budgetary and democratic processes.
 
:  of real and tangible process empowered youth to get engaged in their communities and indicated that they can affect real change in their communities. The goal is that this initiative promotes civic engagement, changes social behaviors, increases trust and communication between youth and local government and promotes education about budgetary and democratic processes.
 
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