NYC Youth Speaks

NYC Youth Speaks

Mayor Eric Adams, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks, and NYC Speaks launched NYC Youth Speaks, a new piece of the NYC Speaks civic engagement initiative designed to engage public school students and young people from across the city.

NYC Youth Speaks is a youth version of a citywide survey that is currently being distributed throughout the five boroughs and online to inform the policies and priorities of the new mayoral administration. 

Take the survey!

Educators can visit the InfoHub to get access to the NYC Youth Speaks Toolkit, which will engage young people in the classroom about civic action, city government, and ways to make a change.

“NYC Youth Speaks gives young people a way to shape our city’s priorities, and the Department of Education is thrilled to be an official partner in this effort. This youth survey brings the voices of our students to the front of the conversation, not only in regards to education but a variety of issues that affect them in their homes and their neighborhoods. I encourage all students to participate in this survey, speak up in their classroom, encourage their parents to participate, and add their voices to this important conversation about the future of New York City,”

Schools Chancellor David C. Banks.