Roundtable to bring elected officials and young people together
There has been increasing recognition of the power of young people to inform, challenge and advocate for causes that are important to them. A small group of young people and adults have come together to a Youth + Legislators Roundtable, April 7, 2018, 1-3 pm at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social, specifically for young people ages 12-24 to meet with state legislators and to talk about issues that the young people care about. The event will enable youth to sit, side by side, with elected officials to contribute to their work.
The event is open only to young people (and elected officials); however, there is space for adult chaperones and caregivers to meet in a nearby room to talk about how to support youth voice and create positive community change. If a young person needs an adult to accompany them to make the event more accessible, that will be allowed.
Space is limited and registration is required. Register online here.
Youth who complete the registration form will get to select the issues that matter most to them. Based on youth responses, the event will focus on two to three of the top issues that are selected by young people.
Youth captains who will ensure that all young people have an opportunity to have their voice heard. There will be multiple ways to provide ideas, honoring multiple ways of knowing and experiencing the world.