NOLA Youth Master Plan
Architecting a Ten-Year Vision for Success for All New Orleans Young People
The New Orleans Children Youth & Planning Board is a board whose purpose is to design and coordinate the implementation of programs and services that improve outcomes for children and youth in Orleans Parish. The Board hired Trepwise to support this effort via the development of a cross-sector plan for young people ages 0-24 across the City of New Orleans (the “New Orleans Youth Master Plan”).
Our work began with an expansive plan development phase that built upon community conversations and was driven by cross-sector working groups comprised of dozens of system leaders, advocates, youth, and parents. This highly collaborative and youth-centered process included managing five concurrent working groups, incorporating insight from multiple advisory bodies, and engaging subject matter experts in plan design.
In phase two of the project, we worked across six sectors — including Health & Wellbeing, Safety & Justice, Education, Space & Place, Economic Stability, and Youth Voice — to define outcomes and develop implementation action plans to be owned by key institutional actors across the city.
The plan has been endorsed by the Mayor, the City Council, and other system leaders, and is in year two of implementation. Hundreds of organizations and young people have been engaged on an ongoing basis, and all of the initial solutions are in the process of implementation.