Student leaders from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council, a GenerationNation program in partnership with the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, presented their year-end report to city officials at the June 22 city council meeting and county officials at the September 1 county commission meeting.
New co-presidents Rickey Levon-Burch (Butler High School) and Jason Kerman (North Mecklenburg High School) presented the report. Co-president Hassaanah Kersey (West Meckleburg High School) will join them future reports.
"The youth council educates us as emerging leaders through real-world experiences. We learn how our governments and community work, the key issues, and how citizens and leaders collaborate to solve problems " they said.
"Equally important, the youth council connects community leaders with a ready youth resource for informed, thoughtful feedback that can be used to strengthen policy and decision-making – especially on issues impacting children and youth."
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.