Planning more just and joyful cities with and for young people
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Y-PLAN is a unique, award-winning strategy that has partnered young people and civic leaders to tackle real-world problems in their communities together for more than two decades.

Whether you consider yourself an educator, city planner, or civic leader, learn more about how Y-PLAN supports young people and adults alike to access, navigate, and transform themselves, their schools, and their cities.
Y-PLAN 20th anniversary
20 Years of Y-PLAN!
To mark the important milestone of Y-PLAN's 20th anniversary, we are excited to share our "Voices from the Field" Y-PLAN @ 20 Reflection Series offering inspiring insights from alumni and partners sharing their experience and "why Y-PLAN?"



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Through Y-PLAN’s five-step action research methodology that fosters meaningful civic dialogue between young people and adults, all participants begin to transform themselves and their urban ecosystems, never losing sight of their local context and reminding each other of the needs and complexities of their communities.

I want my younger brothers and sisters to grow up in a better place than I did. Working on the Y-PLAN project lets me make a change - not just for me, but for everyone else. - Esther, 12th Grade, Richmond, CA