Tempe teens discuss social challenges at Town Hall on Feb. 15


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More than 100 youth and community leaders will exchange ideas and propose solutions for social challenges facing young people at Tempe’s 38th Annual Youth Town Hall on Thursday, Feb. 15. This year’s topics include Mental Health, High School and College Readiness and Healthy Relationship promotion.   

Youth Town Hall will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15th at the Westside Community Center, 715 W. Fifth St. The event is free and open to the public.  

Presented by the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission (MYAC), Youth Town Hall gives young Tempeans the opportunity to have direct impact on policies affecting them. Middle and high school students in Tempe participate in the policy-making process by engaging in dialogue with community decision makers, including school board members, business leaders and public service agencies. Recommendations from the Youth Town Hall are submitted to the Mayor and City Council for possible action or policy change.  

Past Youth Town Hall events have resulted in the formation of numerous youth programs such as a free bus pass program for Tempe students, 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 Future Career Planning, Promoting Political Awareness, Teen Cultural Involvement, Teen Homelessness and Poverty can be found in the 2017 Youth Town Hall Report at www.tempe.gov/youthtownhall.   

For more information, contact Adrian Cascio at 480-858-2460 or at [email protected]  

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