Over 800 Long Beach Youth Voted
on how to spend $300K of public dollars for
2023 Summer Programs!
YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE! THANK YOU FOR VOTING!
The first Citywide Youth Participatory Budgeting (PB) pilot process, known as Youth Power PB Long Beach, expanded democracy for young people to decide on the summer programs they need to thrive this summer!
During a 10-day voting period in May, along with a Youth Voter Fair kick-off, youth ages 13- 26 who live, work, and/ or play in Long Beach prioritized how to spend $300K of public funds to meet their needs and to help advance the goals of the Long Beach Youth & Emerging Adults Strategic Plan (YSP). The goals center on health and wellness, planning for the future, community care, housing, and transportation.
Here are the 2023 Awardees, who won through popular vote, listed in alphabetical order along with the YSP goal that their program seeks to advance:
California Families in Focus (Community Care)
Casa Youth Shelter (Housing)
Devotion Fitness (Health and Wellness)
Jazz Angels (Health and Wellness)
M.O.R.E. Mothers (Health and Wellness)
Our Generation Cares (Transportation)
spcaLA (Community Care)
To learn more about the Youth Fund, please visit: https://longbeach.gov/youthfund.
To participate in these summer programs, please contact the organizations directly.