High school student leaders who serve on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council represented local youth at the National League of Cities City Summit in Pittsburgh on November 16-19, 2016. This was an exciting opportunity for high school student leaders to travel to another city, to learn about successes and challenges facing other school districts and cities, to collaborate with youth and officials from across the US, and to build relationships with Charlotte officials. Charlotte will host the 2017 City Summit.
Student leaders participating in the November 16-19, 2016 City Summit
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council helps local teens to take an active role in learning how to solve challenges impacting Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Student leaders meet regularly with local officials and community leaders, learn about district and community issues and different points of view, build leadership, represent Charlotte-Mecklenburg youth at local, state, and national events and in policy conversations, and more. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council is a program of Charlotte nonprofit GenerationNation in partnership with CMS, the City of Charlotte, and Mecklenburg County. Learn more about and apply to join the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council
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