“It’s like the rules have changed, and people
are listening to us now. I’m going to be one
of the people who helps make a change.”
- Benia Darius, 18, Community Engagement Fellow
This year, as part of Brooklyn Insights, we had the pleasure of working alongside seven young people who filled us with hope and excitement about Brooklyn’s future.
As Community Engagement Fellows, they helped facilitate and document the project, and identified major issues facing Brooklyn—from public safety and gentrification to racial justice and barriers for immigrants.
Most critically, they demonstrated the power of youth voice and the need for young leaders to be involved in community-led change.
Next year, we will launch Invest in Youth, a breakthrough initiative focused on increasing opportunities and successful outcomes for our borough’s youth—and supporting their work for a more fair and just Brooklyn.
Join us in investing in Brooklyn’s next generation.
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