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Child and Youth Master PlanMayor with CYMP student representative co-chair

The Child and Youth Master Plan (CYMP) is a comprehensive and long-term blueprint, created through an open community-wide process in 2010. It consists of fourteen outcomes, supported by strategic objectives, that if achieved will help ensure a successful future for every young person from birth to adulthood. The Mayor’s Office of Children and Youth is supported by a CYMP Leadership Council in assessing existing resources, identifying strategic needs, and engaging the community to address these needs.

The “14 for our Future” outcomes and the work of the Mayor’s Office of Children and Youth fall loosely under three umbrella categories:

  • Education Reform
  • Enrichment and Engagement
  • Health and Safety

Nashville’s various constituencies, including Metro departments, local officials, businesses, faith communities, parents, nonprofits, and youth themselves, can all find their niche and target their work in support of the Child and Youth Master Plan.

View the “14 For Our Future” Quick Reference Guide

View the complete Child and Youth Master Plan

2012 CYMP Leadership Council

Diane Neighbors, Vice Mayor, Co-Chair
Ronnie Steine, Councilman-At-Large, Co-Chair
Elyse Adler, Nashville Public Library
Paul Ballard, Metropolitan Transit Authority
Pat Cole, Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Sophia Crawford, Juvenile Court Judge
Margaret Dolan, Ingram Industries
Stephen Fotopulos, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
Journey Johnson, YMCA of Middle Tennessee
Tommy Lynch, Metropolitan Parks and Recreation
Tony Majors, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Dr. Candice McQueen, Lipscomb University
Dr. Bill Paul, Metropolitan Public Health Department
Joanne Pulles, HCA Foundation
Michael Shmerling, XMI

Additional photographs from the release of the CYMP in 2010

CYMP co-chairs Mayor Karl Dean making comments at CYMP presentation