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Youth Councils Team Up for the First Time

On Monday, July 14, the Forum convened the Youth Councils Learning Group in New Orleans, LA, for a pre-conference to the Workforce Innovations conference. This convening marked the first time that the Learning Group met face-to-face where they attended discussions and workshops facilitated by their peers from across the country. The highlight of the Learning Group was a youth panel featuring council members from the Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council, Nebraska Governor's Youth Advisory Council and the Boston Mayor's Youth Council. Members of the panel answered questions such as:

  • “How was your Council built?”
  • “How do you get young people and adults prepared to serve on a Council?”
  • “Why should cities and states involve youth in this way? What have been some of your successes and challenges as a Council?”
Publishing Date: 
July 21, 2008