Young people will have an opportunity to share their experiences, insights and solutions to problems with County Executive Ike Leggett, members of the County Council and representatives from Montgomery County Public Schools at a Teen Forum to be held on Thursday, May 31 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veteran’s Place, Silver Spring.
The free event is being organized by members of Leggett’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) that provides Montgomery County teens the opportunity to develop leadership skills while serving their communities. Appointed by the County Executive, YAC members represent youth from across the County. The committee works to strengthen students’ voices in the schools through “speak outs” and contact with County government. Another part of the committee’s mission is to help eliminate violence, alcohol and other drug use, and help fight racial discrimination through multicultural education.
Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended. To pre-register, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec, click on Registration and sign up for course number 334874.
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