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Promising Practices Webinar: Youth and Participatory Budgeting

Promising Practices Webinar: Youth and Participatory Budgeting

Thursday September 30 2021, 2:00 PM EDT
@ Zoom

Register here to join the League as we discuss techniques for, and examples of, bringing youth voices to the budgeting table.

Participatory budgeting is a process in which community members come together to decide how a public budget should be spent. We’re most familiar with the use of participatory budgeting in towns and cities, but it’s also gaining a foothold in high-schools and universities. During this webinar we’ll hear two examples of participatory budgeting being used as a form of youth engagement.

We'll hear how The Simon Fraser Student Society is using Ethelo's technology to ask students how they'd like to allocate the student-driven initiatives budget. We'll also be joined by Keystone Policy Center to learn about their collaboration with the Colorado Department of Education to gather student input on how to spend $132 million in federal education dollars.

Simon Fraser Student Society

The Simon Fraser Student Society is a student-led organization that represents and advocates for the interests of the 25,000+ undergraduate students at SFU. More about SFSS.


Ethelo is a leading organization in integrated online and offline engagement. ​​Ethelo is used by over 150 communities across North America to bring meaningful solutions to complex and divisive issues. Ethelo’s mission is to empower decision-makers and community members to make better decisions together. They believe that true change lies within equitable, meaningful and accessible community engagement. More about Ethelo.

Keystone Policy Center

Keystone Policy Center is a trusted non-profit organization founded in 1975 to drive actionable, shared solutions to contentious policy challenges. Keystone is recognized by public, private, and civic-sector leaders throughout the United States for independent, collaborative problem-solving approaches that offer a proven blueprint for progress and collective impact. More about Keystone Policy Center.