Youth Lead the Change
The Mayor’s Youth Council runs this process and shares rule-making authority with youth organizations across the City.
Everyone is welcome to propose project ideas, no matter how old you are or where you live.
We will hold public events to collect ideas throughout the City, plus smaller “pop-up” discussions in classes, after-school programs, clubs, and public spaces like T stops, malls, and supermarkets. You will also be able to submit your ideas online and through social media. We will update this page with the specific social media links.
You can request translation and interpretation services from the button requesting our team to come to you to collect ideas.
You can vote to decide what gets funded if:
- you live in Boston, and
- are 12 – 25 years old.
You can only vote once. Voting locations will be at schools, community centers, and T stations. If you are a Boston Public Schools (BPS) student, you can vote online. We will post all project proposals online so you can research what you will vote for. After the vote, Mayor Walsh will announce the winning projects and assign projects to a City department with a dedicated project manager.
|New sidewalks for new parks (2014)||$110,000||Complete|
|Security cameras at Dr. Loesch Family Park (2014)||$105,000||Complete|
|Paris St. extreme makeover (2014)||$100,000||Complete|
|Techknowledge - Chromebooks for high schools (2014)||$90,000||Complete|
|Franklin Park Playground upgrade (2014)||$453,000||Complete|
|Skate park feasibility study (2014)||$50,000||In progress|
|Boston art walls (2014)||$60,000||In progress|
|Wicked Free WiFi for students (2015)||$119,000||In progress|
|Water bottle refill stations (2015)||$260,000||In progress|
|Boston Latin Academy gym renovation (2015)||$475,000||In progress|
|Hubway expansion (2015)||$101,600||Complete|
|More trash cans and recycling bins (2016)||$80,000||In progress|
|Job and resource finder app (2016)||$135,000||In progress|
|Parks are for everyone (2016)||$500,000||In progress|
|Wicked Free WiFi 3.0 (2016)||$150,000||In progress|
|Link Up: digital billboards in schools (2016)||$100,000||In progress|
|Sunshine and books (2016)||$25,000||In progress|