King County Youth Bill of Rights new deadline, November 30; and announcing the winners of CAPTURE!

Youth Bill of Rights Task Force Members, Julia and Zobir solicit youth input at the Reconnect to Opportunity High School Resource Fair.

Young people (ages 5 to 24) and pledged organizations now have until the end of November to respond to provide input on the King County Youth Bill of Rights (YBOR). The King County Youth Bill of Rights (KCYBOR) will identify the wants and needs of children and youth, and guide leaders as they make decisions that affect the health, happiness, and hopes of young people in our region. 

So far, the YBOR project has engaged 2,000 children, youth, and young adults but even more input is needed to ensure that young people from all corners of the county have an opportunity to weigh in.  

CAPTURE! Youth Bill of Rights Photo Booth Contest Winners 

Last month, high schools across King County competed for a chance to win a free photo booth at an event of their choice this school year. Two prizes were up for grabs. One, for the high school with the highest number of participants overall, and a second first-place prize for the high school with the highest percentage of participation. 

We’re excited to announce the two high schools that won photo booths! 

Congratulations to Tyee High School! The Titans won a photo booth for the highest percentage of student participation, with 14% of the student body exercising their voice in the Youth Bill of Rights project.

Also, congratulations to Issaquah High School.  The Eagles won a photo booth for highest student participation overall, with 120 eligible student responses. Way to make your voice heard and represent youth in King County! 

The photo booth contest “captured” a total of 560 student responses to the question “what are the issues most impacting youth in King County?” Our deepest thanks to all the high schools that participated and students who shared their perspectives. 

Thank you to Kentridge, Chief Sealth, Tahoma, and Kent Meridian High Schools for their participation as well.  

Outreach and Engagement for the Youth Bill of Rights 

A King County Youth Bill of Rights was one of nine recommendations by the King County Council in the 2015 Youth Action Plan. Last year, the YBOR project began gathering youth input and partnering with schools, youth-led organizations, community-based organizations, the Youth Bill of Rights Task Force, and the King County Children and Youth Advisory Board.   

We are excited to extend the deadline to November 30, knowing that our young people and community partners are dedicated to engaging youth voices in local government.    

For more information on the King County Youth Bill of Rights Project, contact Kerry Wade (BSK Community Partnerships) or call 206.263.8653.  

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