The Kids' Council, officially known as the Coordinating Council for Children, Youth and Families was created in 1991. It is chaired by the Mayor, and its members include elected officials, high ranking heads of departments within the City, community and non-profit leaders, business representatives, and residents.
The council is dedicated to developing policy recommendations and programs aimed at improving the quality of life for children, youth and families in the City of Cambridge.
The existence of the Kids’ Council is one example of Cambridge’s commitment to pioneering innovate youth and human service solutions to support our most vulnerable residents. Some of the successful Kids’ Council initiatives are the Center for Families, Agenda for Children, and the Inclusion Initiative.
The Kids’ Council mission is to help all Cambridge children and youth to succeed. As a city, we want children and youth to be healthy, safe, educated and civically engaged.
View our current work on family engagement in Cambridge.