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Youth Congress provides students opportunity to address issues that affect them

DENVER - High school students are invited to attend the fifth annual Douglas County Youth Congress, an opportunity for our youth leaders to work with elected officials and other adults to address issues that affect the lives of Douglas County kids.The event, which will be held on September 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, is open to all Douglas County high school students.
 
Transportation and lunch will be provided, plus participants who attend the entire day will receive Community Service hours
 
Every year the participants explore a myriad of issues, considering possible solutions for problems that Douglas County youth face.
 
Topics for include:
 
Fracking
Block Schedules
Violence and Video Games
Art in School
Teen Driving laws
School Budgets
Sugary Drinks
College and jobs/loan
 
2013 Printable Brochure
 
Requirements:  
Must be in 9-12 grade
Attend a Douglas County School (private or public)
Parent or guardian permission to attend
 
Register:
RSVP to Marsha Alston, Youth Services Program Manager at 303.688.4825 ext 5327 or e-mail at malston[at]douglas.co[dot]us Please include your selected topics of interest with your RSVP.
 
Sample Agenda:
 
8:30 a.m.
- Check in for Delegates
- Meet your Elected Officials
- Keynote Speaker
 
10:45 a.m.
- Break out into Small Workgroups
- Working Lunch / Dome Tours
 
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
- Presentations by Workgroups and discussion with Elected Officials
 
About Youth Congress
Youth Congress is a project of the Douglas County Youth Initiative, in partnership with the Douglas County Partnership of Governments

November 14, 2013 | By rmbarber | Category:

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