This month, we had our last Council District 7 Youth Council meeting. The Youth Council was formed this year, as part of my continued effort to provide programs that equip youth with the skills needed to achieve their full potential. Twenty-three youth joined, representing each neighborhood across the 7th Council District.
This is a ten-month program where youth will identify neighborhood issues and work as a team to develop strategies and solutions. At the end of the program, they will present their ideas to local policymakers. Envisioning youth in a meaningful, visible, and advisory role remains a driving force in my work to achieve greater equity and public safety outcomes that better our quality of life in our neighborhoods.