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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Teens: Make your voice heard on local decisions

Teens are invited to join Mecklenburg Youth Voice, a youth program of Kids Voting Mecklenburg.  Students meet 2-3 evenings a month at the Government Center to identify and address local policies and decisions, and to plan and have important conversations with public officials.

All high school students are invited. It is a good opportunity for high school student leaders - both from established leadership roles such as student council and clubs as well as non-traditional, self-identified, emerging leaders - to learn about government and gain leadership skills.
In 2010-11, MYV will meet with CMS, Charlotte and Mecklenburg County leaders to provide a youth perspective on local polices, issues and decisions. In 2009-10, MYV discussions and forums included:
  • Peter Gorman to discuss CMS policies and decisions
  • Center City Partners to give youth advice on the 2020 Vision city plan
  • Judge Rickye McCoy-Mitchell about strategies for youth offenders
  • Charlotte Observer Associate Editor Fannie Flono and education reporter Ann Helms on coverage of school issues and youth
  • Charlotte mayoral candidates Anthony Foxx and John Lassiter on youth issues
  • Board of Education candidates on CMS issues important to students
  • Board of Education chair Eric Davis on leadership and the how the school board makes decisions
All high school students are invited to participate. We want all schools represented. Students should contact Kids Voting to learn more. Community service hours available.

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