The Futures Institute

Futures Agenda Youth Policy Competition: Interest Form

Youth Policy Competition

Thank you for your interest in the Futures Agenda Youth Policy Competition! This interest form is the first step toward submitting your innovative policy proposal.

Purpose of the Interest Form:
Completing this form helps us understand your interests and informs you about important updates and resources for the competition.

About the Competition:
The Futures Institute and the Youth Power Project seek innovative and creative policy proposals from youth aged 14 - 23 in the United States. We are looking for policy solutions created by young people that tackle youth opportunity, racial justice, community safety, education, housing, youth mental health, and any other issues centered in our Futures Agenda — or any other issue deeply affecting your life today.
Applicants have the chance to win one of five(5) $500 cash prizes. Finalists will also receive one-on-one training and support to refine their proposals before presenting to a panel of esteemed guest judges.

Next Steps:

  • Complete the Interest Form: Provide us with your basic information and areas of interest.
  • Receive Updates: Stay informed with the latest news, important dates, and helpful resources for crafting your policy proposal.
  • Prepare Your Proposal: Use the information and resources provided to develop your policy proposal.
  • Submit Your Proposal: Follow the detailed guidelines and submission instructions provided after completing the interest form.

We look forward to seeing your ideas and helping you bring them to life!

Important Dates: 
Informational Session:
These sessions are your chance to better understand the Futures Institute Youth Policy Competition and how you can contribute to addressing issues such as youth opportunity, racial justice, community safety, education, housing, health, and more. Join us to learn more about the competition, if you qualify, and how to submit. There will be dedicated time for a Q&A
  • June 22nd, 10 AM PST/ 12 PM CST/ 1 PM EST: Informational Session 1 - register here
  • June 27th, 10 AM PST/ 12 PM CST/ 1 PM EST: Informational session 2 - register here
Policy 101 Workshops
Are you curious to learn the basics about policy and how to create a proposal that stands out? Join The Futures Institute and Youth Power Project as we offer a comprehensive workshop for our Futures Agenda Youth Policy Competition.

The sessions are tailored for young people aged 14 to 23 across the United States who are eager to learn how to submit their innovative policy proposals.

What to expect? Step-by-step guidance, expert insights, interactive activities, resource sharing
Open Office Hours
Are you interested in submitting a policy proposal to the Futures Institute Youth Policy Competition? Do you have questions or want some guidance? Join our office hours. An hour-long virtual space in Zoom where a policy expert can answer your questions and help you brainstorm your idea. Pop in whenever you want for as long as you need
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