Youth Lead the Change (YLC) gives youth the power to imagine a better Boston and vote for the ideas to make it a reality.
The Youth Lead the Change program is a youth-led participatory budgeting program that gives young people ages 12-22 real power over one million dollars of the City of Boston’s budget every year. Boston’s youth have been allocating capital funds to innovative projects in neighborhoods across the City since 2014.
The program is led by the Youth Lead the Change Committee of the Mayor’s Youth Council and the Office of Youth Engagement and Advancement. Anyone aged 12 to 22 who lives, works, or goes to school in the City of Boston is invited to participate in this process by submitting ideas, and voting on the finalists.