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January 1 - February 15

All-American City Awards Applications Open – Due February 15, 2023

National Civic League

The 2023 All-America City Awards will be held in Denver, CO from June 9-11, 2023.  The year’s theme is “Creating Thriving Communities through Youth Engagement.”

The 2023 All-America City Awards will recognize communities that are working to improve the health and well-being of young people, with particular attention to efforts that engage young people in this work. Democracy thrives when all residents are active and engaged in the policies and decisions that shape their lives. The 2023 awards seek to identify communities that are breaking down barriers to meaningful youth participation and enacting programs that will improve quality of life for youth, and, by extension, all members of the community.

Areas of Focus Within the 2022 Theme

Projects adhering to this year’s theme include, but are not limited to, those that:

  • Build the civic capacity of young people
  • Promote youth participation in voting and policymaking
  • Provide leadership opportunities for youth
  • Enhance civics education
  • Improve police-youth relations and engagement in public safety
  • Reform school discipline and community justice systems
  • Improve mental health and trauma systems for youth
  • Reduce poverty and income inequality, including youth homelessness
  • Increase job readiness and employment opportunities for youth
  • Foster youth-oriented efforts to improve equity and inclusion
  • Create safe and welcoming spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth

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