NC Youth Leaders


Student leaders represented Charlotte-Mecklenburg youth in the North Carolina Youth Legislative Assembly on April 1-3, 2016 in Raleigh. They rode the train to learn about public transit and city and town planning

The YLA is a mock legislative session where high school students voice their opinions and vote on issues concerning local, state and national government. The three-day session is patterned after the N.C. General Assembly. At the conclusion, a final report is drafted and distributed to the governor and to legislators. The program is sponsored by the State of North Carolina.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg students selected:

Jonna Austin - Independence

Maayan Eaves - Mallard Creek

Michyla Green - Mallard Creek

Jalen Lowery - Rocky River

Des'rae Mitchell - Military and Global Leadership Academy at Marie G Davis

Jenica Myers - Military and Global Leadership Academy at Marie G Davis

Joel Odom - Northwest School of the Arts

Amir Olumorotib - West Charlotte

Zach Unferth - Ardrey Kell

The students represent the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council, a program of GenerationNation in partnership with the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. High school students are invited to participate.

GenerationNation develops a new generation of civic leaders.




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