A future where all children and youth in Minneapolis:
- Feel safe and heard
- Are provided opportunities to participate and lead
To lead the state and the country by creating equitable and just spaces for children, youth, and families to share power and mobilize collective action to champion local:
We use a global children and youth rights lens.
Guided by a spirit of hope, we continually strive to uphold the rights of children and youth in innovative and relevant ways by embracing:
Our city’s children and youth are sought out and encouraged to lead in peer to peer and intergenerational decision-making.
Inclusion and collaboration
Our city’s children and youth feel heard and feel free to share their thoughts freely with their own voices and through their lived experiences.
Safe and courageous spaces
Our city’s children and youth feel safe at home, in school and in their communities.
Our city will be intentional about making sure that all programs and services are accessible to all children and youth.
(Articles 2 and 23)
Our city leaders are accountable to the rights of children and youth and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and children, youth and adults are accountable to one another for collective action to promote and protect children’s rights.
(Articles 42 and 43)
Read the articles in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child