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We hope you will join us for the virtual Teen Town Hall and other Children’s Week Florida virtual events (March 15 – April 12).

The Florida Afterschool Network and the YMCA Youth in Government Program invite high school students across Florida to participate in a unique opportunity to voice their opinions, raise concerns and ask questions about youth programs and issues impacting their lives before a panel of public policy experts from agencies and organizations that impact youth programs and services. This event is free to participate, completely virtual and includes a training program to prepare students for success.

Benefits of Participation

  • Explore the civic process for rule making
  • Connect with state policy makers and leaders
  • Engage in active research and debate on issues that impact teens today
  • Help make a difference on the future of Youth Policy
  • Earn eight (8) community service hours and gain valuable public speaking experience

Teen Town Hall Schedule

Date Event/Session Session Description
February 20
Registration Deadline Click Here to Register Now
February 23 Advocacy 101 This session will answer all of the basics plus share how students can make a difference.
March 9 Research & Questions This session will equip students with the necessary tools to identify, research and craft a question appropriate for the forum.
March 30 Presentation Time This session will guide students through what to expect during the forum and give tips for public speaking.
April 6 Teen Town Hall Live Event Join the live event on Whova (virtual events platform)

Note: Sessions will run virtually on Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Click here to download the Teen Town Hall informational flyer

This event is sponsored by the Florida Afterschool Network and the YMCA Youth in Government Program on behalf of Children’s Week Florida.