Youth Link is a youth
leadership program sponsored by the City of Bellevue, Parks
& Community Service Department, WA, USA and Bellevue Public
Schools. Founded in 1990, Youth Link gives youth an active voice
in the community and an opportunity to make a difference!
Bellevue Youth Link consists of the Youth Link
Board, the Youth Council, and around nine Action Teams.
Link Board advises the Bellevue City Council and City
Manager on youth matters and programs and is authorized by the
City to award funding for community youth projects. The
Council is the main organizational body of Bellevue Youth
Link and meets twice a month to plan various community projects.
The Action Teams
are smaller committees which focus on fulfilling the goals of
Bellevue Youth Link, as set out by the Council.
YOUTH LINK SLOGAN
“Involving and Solving”
YOUTH LINK MISSION
“To be a catalyst in responding to the interests and concerns of
by engaging the entire community in implementing an agenda
developed by youth.”
YOUTH LINK VISION/VALUE
“Youth Link envisions Bellevue as a city where young people are
respected and listened to; where they feel safe and are safe;
and where they can have fun.
Ultimately, the impact of Youth Link is to enhance the quality
of life for all members of the community.”