Youth Delegates Tackle Important Issues at CoC
Makar, Rebecca, Nation's Cities Weekly
From California to Virginia, 90 youth delegates came together to learn from each other and share ideas about issues-including how to get these ideas onto both the national and local agendas.
Youth delegates commented that "youth are often underestimated" and that they have "new insights to offer to adults."
The youth had a lot to say on many different topics that they felt mayors and councilmembers should pay attention to.
One recurring theme was addressing teen violence, with gangs mentioned as a particular problem in some areas.
"Teen violence is a big issue that many do not realize even exists," said Maranda Tompkins, youth delegate from New Haven, Ind. "This exists both on …
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Publication information: Article title: Youth Delegates Tackle Important Issues at CoC. Contributors: Makar, Rebecca - Author. Magazine title: Nation's Cities Weekly. Volume: 27. Issue: 50 Publication date: December 20, 2004. Page number: 4. © 2009 National League of Cities. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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