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Brewer Convenes New Youth Council for First Meeting

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Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer convened the first meeting of Council of Young Leaders of Manhattan yesterday at the Harlem State Office Building. The council, comprised of 53 young people who live or study in Manhattan, is Brewer’s new youth board, formed with the mission of empowering Manhattan youth to speak directly to government. The members were appointed by Brewer this spring through an open application process, much like Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards and the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board.

“Government needs to involve and listen to young New Yorkers. Young people can be relied on to generate new ideas adults wouldn’t have thought of, and they have even more of a stake in what government does than we do, because our decisions today shape the future they will inherit,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “For decades I’ve involved students and interns in my work, and I’ve consistently seen them come up with ambitious, creative ideas. It’s been my pleasure to appoint great groups of teens to our Community Boards, and through the Council of Young Leaders, we will give even more of our borough’s young people the tools and access they need to speak to their government.” Read more…

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