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Monday, February 7, 2011

Youth Leadership and Voice

Halston, Yaw and Aidan talk about school policies with CMS Superintendent Peter Gorman.

Teens: Are you interested in leadership? The community? Making a difference? Get involved in our youth civic leadership program!

The group meets twice a month to discuss school and local government policies and issues, and plan and take part in conversations and meetings with public officials. It is a good opportunity for students in student council, debate, politics clubs, Civics and Economics class, service clubs --  any student who is interested in making a difference and becoming a leader! Service hours are available.

This is a great chance to learn about local government, develop leadership skills and make your voice heard on topics such as school budgets, city planning, county services, media coverage of teens and more. Recent projects have included meetings with Peter Gorman, interviewing candidates for county commission, being part of a panel on Center City Partners' 2020 plan for Charlotte and other exciting things.

All high school students are invited to participate. The program is free. Upcoming meetings will be held on Tuesdays evenings in February, March and April at the Government Center.

For information contact Amy Farrell at or 704-343-6999, and join the youth page on Facebook a flyer here.