Mecklenburg teens who want to be heard on education, government and other issues are invited to a 2008-09 kickoff meeting for Mecklenburg Youth Voice.
The group, created two years ago by the nonprofit Kids Voting, gives young people a chance to meet with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Peter Gorman, school board members and candidates for public office. It is open to all Mecklenburg high school students, including those in private or charter schools.
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The introductory meeting will be Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Education Center, 701 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. Details: www.kidsvoting.org (click “Students,” then “Mecklenburg Youth Voice”) or contact Amy Farrell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-343-6999.