When Bernie was elected Mayor of Burlington, his very first focus was to create the best environment for kids and families. That resulted in a teen center, a newspaper, and a TV show all driven by youth, as well as an innovative childcare center, after school programs, artistic opportunities, and service programs.

These initiatives resulted in Burlington receiving awards for being the ‘Most Livable City’ in the United States and one of the best places to raise a family.

We believe that other Mayors and leaders of cities and towns all over the country can create vibrant, successful communities by embracing Bernie’s priorities of valuing, engaging, and respecting their young people.