The New Hampshire Legislative Youth Advisory Council is sponsoring a youth forum on Saturday in the Concord High School auditorium.
The forum will be held from noon to 3 p.m. and admission is free.
The purpose of the forum is: To empower youth as leaders; provide an opportunity for students to be heard on public policy issues important to youth; and discuss issues with legislators and students to make changes that benefit youth at school and in the community.
The forum will address issues important to New Hampshire youth, including three workshop sessions on the new high school civics education requirements, free speech rights on campuses, and proposed legislation for online drivers education.
State Sen. Dan Feltes is the keynote speaker. Some of the panelists for the forum include Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, Martha Madsen from the N.H. Institute of Civics Education, former N.H. Supreme Court Judge Chuck Douglas, representatives from the ACLU and Richard Bailey, assistant commissioner of N.H. Department of Safety.
The New Hampshire Legislative Youth Advisory Council was established to consider issues of importance to New Hampshire youth such as education, employment, substance abuse, homelessness and the environment and then advise the legislature on these issues. Members are appointed by the governor, N.H. House and Senate and the Secretary of State. All youth members must be between 15 to 22 years of age.
The forum will provide youth the opportunity to discuss their ideas on public policies with state senators, house members and guest panelists through a question and answer format and much more.
For more information, visit facebook.com/nhlyac.