Youth Engagement and Advancement
The Office of Youth Engagement and Advancement (OYEA) works to uplift young voices in decision making processes and help advance the lives of young people across Boston through programming and resource connecting. We feel it is crucial to have young voices actively engaged in the policies and decisions that impact their lives, and our mission is to provide the platform for them to do so.
All Boston youth should have access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. We aim to serve as a central hub connecting young people to these resources and opportunities across City Hall and in their communities. We also value the youth workers who are on the ground with Boston's young people each day. We aim to provide the necessary support and development opportunities to uplift their work. Our goal is to create and support spaces that empower our next generation to become community leaders and agents of change.
OYEA IN THE NEWSNEWS
Professional Development Opportunity For Workforce Serving Youth Launched
Mayor's Youth Council
The Mayor's Youth Council is a model of youth inclusion in government and civic engagement.
Youth Lead the Change
Youth Lead the Change gives young people power over one million dollars of the City's capital budget.
MBTA Youth Pass
We want to ensure that all young people in Boston have access to the transportation they need.
Mayor's Youth Summit
The Mayor’s Youth Summit is a celebration of Boston’s youth that aims to engage and inspire the City's young people in a fun and interactive way.
The Community Council is a group of youth representatives from partner organizations that represent the vibrant communities of our city, who will meet and work in collaboration with the Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC).
A network of youth-focused community partners staying connected and working together to break down the silos that exist in the youth work field.
Professional Development Series
The OYEA Professional Development Series is an exceptional opportunity for youth workers to enhance their skills, access relevant resources, and connect with peers in the field.