Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

An Invitation Just for Youth: Come to Congress of Cities

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

An Invitation Just for Youth: Come to Congress of Cities

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The following is a letter from Asha McElfish, a member, of NLC's Council on Youth, Education, and Families and the city of Fort Worth Youth Advisory Board.

So you're probably thinking and reading about this big conference in Charlotte, N.C., that people are telling you to go to, but you're not really sure what it's all about, or why you should go?!

Well, let me tell you, the Congress of Cities is a totally great experience!

Not only do you get to meet youth who are just as pumped about leadership and youth empowerment as you, but adults as well!

If you are new to the whole Youth Advisory Board scene, coming to the Congress of Cities will really help you 'get your footing' and help you come up with some great ideas you can take back to your own city.

Oh, and that's not even the best part! Once sessions are over, there are some great activities planned for the youth in the evening, so it's not just all work! …

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