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.
Smart, fun programs connect classroom learning with hands-on experiences that help K-12 students to build civic literacy and leadership from an early age.