Youth In Planning (YIP) Task Force

Come hang out with the cool kids (and kids-at-heart) at Comp Plan Academy

First off, a big thank you to everyone who attended the Youth In Planning Task Force’s conference session – Reaching the Future: Centering Youth Engagement. As we shared, Comp Plan Academy is a space for planners to share ideas, resources, successes, and lessons learned as we all work to engage youth in major Comp Plan updates and other long-range planning initiatives.

If you find it helpful, inspiring, or just plain fun to hear how planners across the state are incorporating youth voices into their planning efforts, please join us for our next monthly meeting on November 2, from 8-9 am on Zoom. Click here for the Zoom link or contact the Task Force Co-Chairs Gwen Rousseau ([email protected]), Steve Butler ([email protected]), and Stephanie Velasco ([email protected]).

Monthly Meeting Zoom Link

Past topics have included:

  • Reaching out to schools – who to contact and how to build relationships with teachers, administrators, and school districts
  • Urbanist social media – who to follow on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and beyond for the best urban planning content
  • Mapping as a tool for education and engagement – innovative examples of using ArcGIS StoryMaps, Google Maps, mental maps, and more to illustrate planning concepts