Elevating Youth Voices.
Nevada95 seeks to elevate youth voice and perspective by increasing the representation of youth on existing state and local boards and commissions. A key priority of Nevada95 is to ensure that boards and commissions that are working on issues that impact youth are including youth in the process. Our goal is to ensure youth are active participants and involved in all conversations as equal voices.
Nevada95 will be hosting a quarterly Photovoice series, with each project addressing a different issue area impacting youth. Topic areas include housing insecurity among youth and extreme heat and working conditions.
Photovoice projects engage youth who often do not feel like they have an opportunity to have a say in the decision making process on key areas that affect their every day lives, photovoice allows them to look deeper into causes, solutions, etc. of an issue and allows them to use their perspectives to tell a story. It allows youth an opportunity to express their thoughts and perspectives in a way words might not easily do, they are able to “speak” through the photos. Photovoice provides a powerful opportunity for the community to connect to youth and the issues they are trying to address.
Youth Voice on the 2021 Nevada Legislative Session: A Recap
Nevada95 hosted a 100% youth led webinar highlighting youth from across the state as they shared their experiences during the 2021 legislative session. This webinar gave an opportunity to hear from youth who made direct impacts on the legislative session, they share their work, and the importance of youth civic engagement.
Full conversation available below.
Churchill Community Coalition Youth Summit.
Nevada95 Steering Committee members presented findings of its Youth Health Outcomes report to youth in Northern Nevada at the Churchill Community Coalition Youth Summit, discussing important health related issues impacting youth across Nevada. Nevada95 presented these findings and facilitated an open discussion on important issue areas for youth and their thoughts on potential solutions.
Full presentation available here NV95 Youth Health Outcomes Presentation
Youth Health Outcomes Report: Health Outcomes Among Nevada’s Youth.
Policy Report and Webinar are coming soon.
This report will look at various health related issues as they impact youth across Nevada. This report will address key issues areas such as, Education, Youth and the Economy, Youth Homelessness, Youth Health [Mental Health and Suicide and Drug Use and Treatment Needs].
Financial Aid Workshop: How to Pay for College: What I Wish I Had Known. [featuring youth from across Nevada]
This workshop features a panel of youth as they discuss their experiences navigating the financial aid journey to college! They share tips and tricks and things they wish they had known!
Full conversation and presentation are available below!
Youth Discussion with Nevada Legislators.
This conversation was facilitated by Nevada95 Youth Steering Committee members, they were joined by Nevada Legislators to discuss their sponsored bills on issues that impact youth! Listen to the conversation and hear the insightful conversation between youth and our representatives!
Full conversation is available below!
Nevada Engagement Scan
In November 2020, Nevada95 organized and hosted a webinar to share Public Agenda’s civic engagement scan of Nevada. An interactive discussion with community members followed the presentation.
Youth Engagement Strategies
In October 2020, Nevada95, with the support of Public Agenda, organized a webinar to share research and strategies to strengthen youth civic engagement. This presentation highlights successful examples and efforts in other states and countries.