Thursday, February 6, 2014

A mayoral campaign forum by and for young people Feb. 13

The Mayoral Candidate Forum for Youth will take place Thursday, February 13.   The Youth Reception starts at 5:00 pm and the candidate forum runs from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.   The reception and forum take place at Fraser Mansion (1701 20th St NW, 20th and R Sts NW in Dupont Circle).

WaPo's Clinton Yates will moderate the forum for young District residents.   Youth will pose questions to mayoral contenders on the following topics:

  • Employment
  • Foster Care
  • Health
  • Violence and police relations
  • Homelessness
  • Education
  • Recreation

"There are lots of candidate forums but this is the only one designed to shine a spotlight on teen concerns and engage teens in the political process. The candidates and teens can look forward to having a frank and respectful dialogue about important issues," said Brenda Rhodes Miller, executive director of DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Co-sponsors for the event include: The Young Women's Project; Crittenton Services of Greater Washington; Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders(SMYAL), Concerned Black Men National, DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Adolescent Health Workgroup; Best Kids.

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