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Chapel Hill 4 YOUth


The Chapel Hill Youth Initiative

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Project Background and Purpose

The Town of Chapel Hill Youth Initiative, or “Chapel Hill 4 YOUth,” is investigating how to better meet the needs of our town’s youth population by extending the DESIGN 2020 process to more fully include youth perspectives.

For the past several months, town staff has met to discuss the current programs and services offered to youth ages 12-18 in our community. We have begun to compile an inventory of services and will look closely at our programs to identify gaps and overlaps in service. Town staff is also working with cross-sector stakeholders to create partnerships to holistically support this work.

The purpose of this initiative is to gain a broader understanding of what youth in Chapel Hill want and need to be successful and thrive as future leaders of our community, and work to implement their expressed desires.


We want Chapel Hill to be a safe, diverse community that respects its youth and nurtures, educates and encourages them to be responsible, civically engaged and prepared for the future.

The Planning Process

Phase 1 of the planning process will run through mid-November 2013. Opportunities for involvement include taking our online survey, attending a public meeting, filling out our online comment form, and engaging with us on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Feedback from these avenues will be analyzed and drafted into a report to the Chapel Hill Town Council.

Phase 2 will occur in Spring 2014 and will involve additional targeted outreach to youth and teens.

Ways to Get Involved

Attend a Public Meeting:

October 24: (6:30 to 8 p.m.) – Audience Focus: Youth
Teen Center, 179 E. Franklin St. below the Courthouse/Post Office

October 30: (6:30 to 8 p.m.) – Audience Focus: Parents/Advocates
Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St.

November 7: (Noon to 1 p.m.) – Audience Focus: Nonprofit Organizations and Service Providers
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive
(this event is in partnership with Youth Forward’s Service Provider Summit, and you must register to attend)

November 14: (6:30 to 8 p.m.) – Audience Focus: General Public Chapel Hill Public Library

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