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Big Idea: Youth Councils

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By Thaddeus Ferber

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Ninety-three countries have a national network of Youth Councils, and although 12 states currently have invested in some type of Youth Council, no national youth council exists in the United States. Thaddeus Ferber, Vice President at the Forum for Youth Investment, describes how a national network of Youth Councils can positively affect policymaking decisions, and additionally advises the best way federal and state governments can create high quality teams of engaged youth.

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