Congress has passed several bills designed to aid our nation’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and is currently working on the next phase of the response & recovery legislation. Our message is that youth need to be prioritized in the next economic stimulus package.

Low-income youth, youth workers and Opportunity Youth are on the front lines of this pandemic as essential workers yet are suffering financially from the current economic downturn and pending future recession.

This guide to COVID-19 Response and Recovery Bills for youth leaders explains what’s in the legislation that’s passed so far to support youth, what’s notably missing from the legislation, what’s next, and ways to take action to advocate for young people in the next economic stimulus package.