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Have your say in Richmond’s 10-year youth strategy

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:39 PDT, Mon April 19, 2021

The City of Richmond is seeking input from youth aged 13 to 24, their parents or guardians and those who work with youth to inform the development of the 2021-2031 Richmond Youth Strategy.

This new Youth Strategy will provide the city and those working with youth with an important framework to support and meet the unique needs of youth here.

The public is invited to share their experience and thoughts on the unique needs and priorities of youth in Richmond. Those who are interested in sharing feedback, including youth and young adults, their family members and those working with youth in Richmond, are encouraged to visit to learn more and complete the online survey. The survey will be available through May 9. 

Richmond strives to be the best place in North America to raise children and youth, and has a long history of supporting the needs and aspirations of youth in the community. The 2021-2031 Richmond Youth Strategy will build on the successes of Richmond’s existing 2015-2020 Youth Service Plan, and will continue to act as an important guide for the city.

As outlined in the 2015-2022 Youth Service Plan—2020 Update, the city has continued to support youth through the COVID-19 pandemic and adjusted how youth services are delivered to ensure that opportunities continued to be available for youth over the past year. For example, in 2020, multiple programs, activities and events were moved to a virtual format to continue to provide meaningful connections and engagement throughout the pandemic. This including leadership programs, youth councils, the Green Ambassadors Program, youth arts and media programs, Friday Hangouts, and the PAINT (People for Acceptance and Inclusion, Not just Tolerance) program. More information and updates on the 2015-2022 Youth Service Plan are available online.

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