Participatory Budgeting in AZ

Student Impact

Average Voter Turnout
Average Voter Turnout

Participatory Budgeting in schools lives at the intersection of youth engagement and school connectedness. The process prepares students for active civic life in adulthood:

  • Empowers students to discover their collective voice
  • Emboldens students in decision-making processes
  • Fortifies youth-adult partnerships
  • Builds critical thinking and communication skills
  • Creates meaningful solutions to everyday problems
  • Mirrors actual voting processes (through a partnership with the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office)