Neighborhood Vision 2025

Build Youth Resilience

Building youth resilience means creating pathways for children, youth, and young adults to access safe spaces for learning and growing, positive experiences with professionals and mentors, and opportunities for leadership and personal growth. The idea of building youth resilience is tied to the ability of local institutions to provide trauma-informed care and practice. Positive outcomes of this strategy will reinforce that MidTown supports families and will boost efforts to grow Midtown’s population, and will empower youth to take positive action and become future neighborhood leaders. To be successful, new and expanded youth programs in Midtown require long-term commitment and strong relationship building.


Build Youth Resilience


Partner with Local Businesses to Help Youth Gain Experience

Create opportunities for youth to gain workforce experience in a local setting. Expose young people in MidTown to the diverse types of businesses and opportunities in their backyard.

Near-Term Actions


Begin discussions with local business-owners to create internships and shadow days for youth in local schools; Encourage paid internship positions.

Explore coordination and existing program participation within professional sectors (Eng/Arch, Manufacturing, NonProfit, etc)

Type of Action


Looking For

Local Employers & Youth