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Thursday, February 16, 2012


High school students are invited to attend the 4th annual Youth Summit!

This is a great opportunity for you to collaborate, build leadership skills and discuss ways to make a difference on government policies, issues and decisions that impact YOU.

At the summit, teens will meet and collaborate with leaders from other schools and youth programs across the community.
  • Build leadership skills
  • Learn about government
  • Collaborate with other students on a Youth Agenda - which policies and issues do YOU think officials should be working on?
  • Talk with other teens about ways to connect every high school and youth organization with public officials, policy-makers and decision-makers
  • Get information about youth involvement for the Charlotte in 2012 DNC convention (non-partisan)
  • Represent your school, youth program or your interests in community issues, policies and decisions (schools, parks, libraries, transportation, environment, safety, budgets and more)
  • Service hours available

Who's invited?

High school student leaders - both serving in official leadership roles on student council/clubs and emerging leaders who want to make a difference at school and in the community. If you care what happens at your school or in the community, you're a leader.

When and where?

The Youth Summit will be March 6, 6:00-8:00PM at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, room 267.

How do we sign up?

The event is free. Pre-registration is required.   Seats are limited, and food will be provided.

  • Include: student name, school, email address, phone number and leadership role or interests in local issues.

More information
  • Sign up for updates, future meetings, ways to make your voice heard
    Text YOUTHVOICE to 99000

The Youth Summit is hosted by Youth Voice Leadership Alliance, a student civic leadership program of GenerationNation (formerly Kids Voting) in partnership with CMS and government agencies, and funded in part through Crossroads Charlotte's Front Porch program and State Farm.