Youth Master Plan Phase 1 is Complete & Phase 2 is Launched for Action!


The Youth Master Plan is New Orleans’ opportunity to build youth leadership and create a plan that sets the stage for all children and youth to achieve their full potential. The plan is one-stop roadmap for all to see where our city’s youth are going and how they are going to get there.

The Youth Master Plan brings together young people, parents, educators, community leaders, and other key stakeholders. The plan covers the next ten years (2020-2030) and it will include all the sectors of our community that have responsibility for improving the future of children and youth, birth to 24 years, across Orleans Parish.


Phase 1 – Aspirational Solutions

The Youth Master Plan was released in December 2020, with Issue Statemetns, Goals, and Solutions for each Youth Master Plan area–Health & Well-Being, Space & Place, Economic Stability, Safety & Justice, Learning, and Youth Voice–co-created by youth, community, and sector leaders. Explore Phase 1 of the Youth Master Plan here.

Phase 2 – Action Steps & Metrics

Youth Master Plan Action Tables launched in March 2021, and will convene through June 2021 to develop the action strategies that deliver on solutions outlined in Phase 1 of the plan.  The six tables are populated by 10-15 experts connected to the table category–Youth Master Plan areas–per their expertise, work, role, etc.

Phase 3 – Data-Sharing & Accountability

Once action steps and metrics are built out, the action strategies will be implemented and monitored. The Youth Master Plan will store and share data to track progress towards goals over time, initiate participatory evaluations of the plan, message on progress and needs, and course-correct as needed.

Follow the Youth Master Plan project timeline using this live link, and stay updated on milestones and activities.


Voice and Hope: Prioritize the voices and hopes of young people through their involvement as leaders.

Resources and Services: Ensure organizations serving children and youth plan for resources needed every year.

Outcomes and Accountability: Hold organizations accountable for outcomes through the services they provide to children and youth.

Invest Together: Call for all hands-on deck building and investing in a shared plan for New Orleans youth that brings their potential to life.


Phase 1 – ASPIRATIONAL solutions
Phase 2 – Action steps & metrics

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The Youth Master Plan development process is facilitated by the New Orleans Children and Youth Planning Board (CYPB), the New Orleans Youth Alliance (NOYA), and the Mayor’s Office of Youth and Families (OYF) with co-direction and co-authorship by New Orleans youth. The Process is funded in part by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and the City of New Orleans.