The very first focus for Bernie Sanders when he was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont was to determine how to make the best environment for kids and families. That resulted in a teen center, a newspaper, and a TV show all led by youth, as well as an innovative childcare center, after school programs, artistic opportunities, and service programs.
These activations established Burlington as a desirable locale, receiving awards and acknowledgments for being one of the most livable, family friendly cities in the United States.
We at the Sanders Institute believe that mayors all over the country can create communities that value, engage, and respect our youth.
Please share this short synopsis of a replicable approach.
Featuring: Bernie Sanders, Dr. Jane O’Meara Sanders, Rachel Siegel, Selene Colburn, Bill Simmon, Dave Driscoll, Luis Calderin, and Maggie Leugers.