City to Host Youth Town Hall Meeting 2013

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The City of Delray Beach will host a Youth Town Hall Meeting for local high school and middle school students to engage the City on how local government can be more responsive to their needs and those of future generations. The Youth Town Hall Meeting is a free event and will be held on Monday, May 20th, at 5:30 pm, in the Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square Gymnasium, 51 North Swinton Avenue. All students who attend will receive three (3) hours of community service credit. Participating students will have the opportunity to meet the Mayor and members of the City Commission as well as the chance to voice their opinions on such subjects as:

  • How can the City better communicate with our youth?
  • What programs/services should the City offer for our youth?

Additionally, high school and middle school students will have the chance to participate in a number of survey questions about the various programs/services that are offered (and those that may be desired), to network and meet other local area students and “brainstorm” in round table discussions. At the end of the evening, those in attendance will have the opportunity to learn more about the responses that were provided throughout the event by their peers. Pizza and drinks will be served to all attendees – be there when the doors open at 5:30 pm! At the conclusion of the Youth Town Hall Meeting, a free concert will be provided by Hip Hop Recording Artist Eric Biddines and Rogue Set, the Arts Garage’s Student Band. Plan to attend the Youth Town Hall Meeting and make your voices heard. This is the chance for our youth to express their opinions on City-sponsored youth programs, including athletic, art and educational programs, and how the City can better serve their needs. For more information on this exciting event, visit the official Youth Town Hall Meeting Facebook page –www.facebook.com/DelrayBeachYouthTownHallMeeting – or the City’s web page at www.mydelraybeach.com. To learn how you can become involved with this event, please contact Janet Meeks, Education Coordinator, at (561) 243-7231 or by E-mail at meeksj@mydelraybeach.com.