Richmond Announces New Youth Council

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Teen Services Librarian Añgela Cox has been assigned to work as the city staff liaison for the newly formed Richmond Youth Council.

The Richmond Youth Council replaces the Richmond Youth Commission, which has not been active since 2001.

The Youth Council was established to engage and empower teens to advocate for their challenges and interests in services, programs, and events in Richmond. Participants will develop leadership skills and learn the political and government process to achieve their goals.

Currently, there are nine teens who make up the Council. Applications for membership are still being accepted.

Teens who live in Richmond between the ages of 14 – 21 are eligible. Interested teens can email Añgela Cox at [email protected] or call 510.620.5516 for an application.

For additional information about the Richmond Youth Council, go to www.facebook.com/pages/Richmond-Youth-Council/258717020951777.

To view more programs and events for teens, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR72aUL3sgA&feature=youtu.be

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