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About A New Deal for Youth

A New Deal for Youth is a youth-led, youth-centered effort advocating for the creation of new systems, policies, investments, and structures that reimagine life for young people in America.

What's Poppin'

Liberation: Transforming the System for All Youth
By Brenda V. Perez Amador (Changemaker, ND4Y) and Kathy Tran (Senior Policy Analyst, CLASP) The New Deal for Youth (ND4Y)…
Build Back Better Act Letter of Support
On behalf of the Center for Law and Social Policy’s New Deal for Youth initiative (ND4Y), we would like to…
What Do Voters Really Want?: The Special Report
There has been so much talk about the upcoming midterm elections, and even the Presidential race in 2024. But the…

issue areas

Economic Justice and Opportunity

We envision a world where the economy is designed to uplift all young people.

Healing and Well-Being

We envision a world where young people have the opportunity to heal, develop, and are positioned to thrive.

Justice and Safe Communities

We must re-envision what safety and justice is with abolition of oppressive systems at the center.

Environmental Justice

Environmental justice is an intersectional issue area, dealing with social, racial, and economic inequities, revealing the need to work towards the just distribution of decision-making and resources to foster authentic community-oriented solutions.

Immigration Justice

Immigration justice means the collective liberation of immigrants and all people, dismantling systems of oppression, and ensuring access to basic human rights.

Democracy and Civic Engagement

In A New Deal for Youth, Democracy and Civic Engagement means authentically engaging youth and recognizing our power by centering our voices.

Meet the Changemakers

The New Deal for Youth Policy Platform advances radical and interconnected policy ideas that transform current systems, and that center racial, gender, and social justice. Our policies seek to redefine whose expertise, experiences, and systems of knowledge are valued, understanding that young people not only deserve a seat at the decision-making table, but that we can also shake the table and create the menu.
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