Denise Rentschler Public Information Officer
– More than 100 youth and community leaders will exchange ideas and propose solutions for issues facing young people at Tempe’s 34th Annual Youth Town Hall
from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Westside Community Center, 715 W. Fifth St.
Youth Town Hall, presented by the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission
(MYAC), gives young people the opportunity to directly impact the policies affecting them. Tempe middle and high school students participate in the policy-making process by engaging in dialogues with a group of community decision makers comprised of school board members, business leaders and public service agencies. Recommendations from the Youth Town Hall meeting are submitted to the Mayor and City Council for possible action or policy change.
Discussion items on this year’s agenda include teen LGBTQ discrimination, health and wellness, as well as stress and depression. Past Youth Town Hall events have resulted in the formation of youth programs such as teen leadership training, school-based counseling and life skills groups, school-based after school prevention programs, violence prevention programs and daycare for teen parents attending school.
Last year’s recommendations on bullying, driving and pedestrian safety, as well as preventing marijuana use can be found in the 2013 Youth Town Hall Report
For more information, contact Kim Bauman at 480-858-2462 or email@example.com