The City is currently seeking input from individuals aged 13-24 and their parents/guardians and those who work with youth to inform the development of a new, 10-year Richmond Youth Strategy (2021-2031). Visit LetsTalkRichmond from Monday, April 19 to Sunday, May 9, 2021 to learn more and complete our survey. 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 and young adults aged 13-24 in Richmond.
In March 2015, City Council endorsed the updated Community Services Youth Service Plan. The 2015-2020 Youth Service Plan: Where Youth Thrive, builds on the previous plan prepared in 2008. The new plan identifies priority program and service areas for Richmond youth, and provides the City with a strategic approach to making decisions about youth-related matters over the next six years. It is intended to be a guiding framework to support the development and implementation of youth programs and services.
The Youth Service Plan consists of three goals and nine themes. For each Theme, concrete Actions are suggested along with associated Outcomes, City Roles and Timelines.
- Goal 1: Building Youth Assets Through Engagement & Partnerships
Theme 1: Youth Asset Development
Theme 2: Youth Engagement, Leadership & Empowerment
Theme 3: Collaboration with Community Partners
- Goal 2: Expanding Opportunities for Youth
Theme 4: Youth Program Development and Delivery
Theme 5: Bridging Services for Vulnerable Youth
Theme 6: Safe & Social Spaces for Youth
- Goal 3: Improving Quality of Youth Services
Theme 7: Moving Towards Standards
Theme 8: Marketing & Communication
Theme 9: Tracking the Progress & Reporting to Community