Young people’s input sought on City budget

The City recently announced $1 million has been allocated to “Youth Lead the Change,” a project that allows the City youths to help decide where some funds from the City budget should be spent, according to a press release.

City youths last year voted to fund several projects, including enhancing community parks and installing security cameras.

“By engaging our young people in city government, we are training the next generation of leaders to think critically about how government can better serve our residents. I am proud that we will be able to build on last year’s success and continue to give Boston’s youth a voice in their future,” said Mayor Martin Walsh, according to the press release.

Youth Lead the Change has hosted several brainstorming sessions, including one on Feb. 5 at the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) in Jamaica Plain. HSTF did not respond for a request for comment.

Youths can also participate by submitting ideas through or by texting 844-952-5323.

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