Over 600,000 people under the age of 18 live in Brooklyn. Any youth policy coming from my office will be driven by the borough’s youth, largely through providing them a platform to share their experiences, voices, and solutions to the unique challenges they face.
Making certain that our youth can be productively engaged in all facets of society is important to build their confidence and put them on the path to becoming Brooklyn’s future leaders. My office was proud to support and publicize the important legislation that allows young people aged 16-18 to serve on New York City’s Community Boards. In addition, I partnered with the Police Athletic League, Center for the Study and Practice of Social Studies, Association of Teachers of Social Studies, ATSS/ UFT and Generation Citizen to support workshops that engage teens at Boys and Girls High School and other schools to become more active in their local communities and government.