When most people think about topics that will encourage young people to become more civically engaged, municipal budgets probably isn’t the first topic that springs to mind. But Celine Su, the Marilyn J. Gittel chair of urban studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, says that Participatory Budgeting is one way to get young people more engaged.
She identifies four motivations for youth engagement:
- When peers contact them, more young people get involved.
- Young people learned new skills and gained confidence along the way.
- Young people will get involved if it’s fun. Doing so helps overcome distrust of authority.
- Participatory budgeting has room to grow.
You can read the full article at Washington Post, here.
Contributor: Ariana Romero, Pepperdine School of Public Policy, MPP Candidate ’18.