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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council 2013-14 report

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How did the youth council spend its year? What are their recommendations for community leaders? See their presentation, read the report, and watch the video!

How did the youth council spend its year? What are their recommendations for community leaders? See their presentation, read the report, and watch the video!

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  • 1. A program of In partnership with
  • 2. Goals Learn about local government, civic issues Meaningfully engage in policy & decision-making Highlight civic issues important to youth Create a communitywide network of informed, engaged youth leaders Serve as a resource for community leaders.
  • 3. Why does it matter? We’re stakeholders – 25% of the population is under 18 – We are the community’s present & future – We need to be at the table A resource for you – Make better policies and decisions on issues impacting kids
  • 4. Who we are 100+ teens participated in 2013-14 – 28 CMS and non-CMS schools Diverse group, representative of community – Race, ethnicity, religion – Income and family background – LGBTQ status – Political and career interests – Everything!
  • 5. What we did this year Met with city, county, and CMS officials & attended government meetings Created city, town, and school board government and candidate guide Represented Charlotte-Mecklenburg youth at 2 conferences and several community events Explored community history and growth Hosted a youth-led summit with officials
  • 6. Youth council activities Over 1,340 hours of service Group activities offered – 80 hours interacting • City, county, CMS, and NC officials – 150 hours exploring • Community issues and different perspectives – 95 hours learning • Local government, business, history, careers
  • 7. Issues Education, youth programs Jobs and workforce development State-local issues, teacher pay, CLT airport, Community growth, planning, and land How Charlotte-Mecklenburg works Prioritizing, funding, and budgeting for services, needs, and wants Public service and careers
  • 8. New experiences 100% of youth • Interacted with an official • Learned about local government • Engaged on a local issue Public service • Students also explored the interesting and diverse career and public service opportunities, seeing beyond their own comfort zones and involving themselves in new experiences.
  • 9. Working together A little more than half of youth surveyed • Believe that local officials understand the needs of young people, or • Involve youth when making decisions impacting kids We look forward to working with you to make Charlotte-Mecklenburg great!
  • 10. Our Recommendations Collaboration and bipartisanship • We want leaders and governments to work together. Make children and youth a priority • Prioritize and fund services impacting kids; include youth in planning and budgeting. Access to youth programs and services • Make it easier for us to find programs and support. Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s future • We want to be here to work, live, play, and lead.
  • 11. Youth Summit
  • 12. Conferences
  • 13. Learning about CLT-Meck
  • 14. Student voice
  • 15. Learn more Visit www.GenerationNation.org/youth to – Watch our video • Or see it at http://bit.ly/youthvideo13_14 – Read the youth council’s report – Get more information about the youth council
  • 16. Thank you for your support!

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