King County Youth Bill of Rights
King County Youth Bill of Rights
The King County Youth Bill of Rights 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.
King County Youth Bill of Rights Phase II - Ratification
The King County Youth Bill of Rights will identify the wants and needs of children and youth, and guide leaders and they make decisions that affect the health, happiness, and hopes of young people in our...
Can I participate in the Youth Bill of Rights Project?
If you live in King County and you are a young person 24 years of age or younger, you can participate.
Why should you care about the King County Youth Bill of Rights (YBOR)?
The YBOR affects you (as a youth resident in King County)! By making your voice heard, leaders keep you and your community’s needs in mind when decisions are made. In 2015 youth requested the YBOR as an opportunity for center youth voice in King County plans and policies. Click HERE to view the King County Youth Action Plan Appendix C which contains the action requested by the King County Council.
What are we doing with the YBOR survey information and data?
King County staff in partnership with the Youth Bill of Rights Taskforce will use the information and data gathered to identify common themes from the youth who responded. The survey themes will be the foundation of the YBOR and guide the task force as the document is written.
During Phase I (and Phase II) of the King County Youth Bill of Rights Project, all eligible participants who provided us with their email address, were entered into a drawing to win one of ten $100.00 VISA e-gift cards. The drawing, which was scheduled to take place in December 2022, actually took place in April 2023. Why? Well, we had such amazing response during the first phase that it took us months to put together all the data and make sure we had everyone's emails. We drew 10 names and so far five prizes have been collected. If we don't hear back from the other winners soon, we we redraw five more. Congratulations to our first round of winners!!
Meet Bill! Bill is an old-timer for Schoolhouse Rock (see the below YouTube Video). The King County Youth Bill of Rights may only be headed to our local county lawmakers and not to the nation's capital, the process is basically the same. See if your parents remember "Bill".
YBOR - INPUT PHASE
September 2021 - December 2022
Declare your rights! Young people from all over King County will provide input by completing a brief questionnaire that asks what they believe youth rights should be.
YBOR - TASK FORCE REVIEW PHASE
January 2023 - April 2023
King County Youth Bill of Rights Task Force and members of the the King County Children and Youth Advisory Board Young Leaders Subcommittee will review input provided by young people and group the rights into common themes.
YBOR - RATIFICATION PHASE
May 2023 - July 2023
Youth Bill of Rights list will be sent out to young people in King County for a vote. Youth will be asked to weight their top four rights to be considered in the final document. The YBOR Task Force will consider those votes as they work to create a final list of rights.
YBOR - FINAL PRESENTATION PHASE
August 2023 - October 2023
King County Youth Bill of Rights final document will be edited and amended by the YBOR Task Force and sent the the King County Children and Youth Advisory Board for approval vote. A report will be generated. The final bill of rights will be shared with decions makers in King County.
Follow the King County Youth Bill of Rights project on Instagram and Facebook @kc.ybor.