Policy and Advocacy for Youth Development: Why Do We Need It?
For years, mentoring and youth services organizations across the country have played a critical role in the social, emotional, behavioral, and intellectual development of children and teenagers—advocating for legislation, policies, and public funding streams to support youth development at the national, state, and local levels continues to be a key factor in generating the level of investments necessary for youth-serving agencies to deliver on their missions effectively.
Join Youth Mentoring Collaborative (YMC) and special guests for an informative discussion to learn how you can engage elected officials and other key stakeholders to align resources to expand and elevate youth development and mentoring programs that are supporting our most vulnerable populations.
- Thomas Showalter, Senior Advisor, National Youth Employment Coalition
- Salima Thomas, District Director, Rep. Valerie Foushee (D-NC), U.S. House of Representatives