By: Sharon Aron Baron
Calling all local teens. Get ready for the 2014 Teen Political Forum, an open mic style forum where students will address state and local elected officials and ask questions that are important to them. This is your chance to earn service hours while learning firsthand how local and state government works.
Held this Thursday, March 6, at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. High school students, who live in Coral Springs or attend local Coral Springs high schools, are invited to attend this educational and leadership-building event.
Featured at the forum along with the Coral Springs City Commission, will be Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter, School board members Robin Bartleman, Donna Korn and Abby Freedman. Also there will be Coral Springs Chief of Police Tony Pustizzi and newly appointed Fire Chief Frank Babinec.
Last year, over 350 high school students representing Coral Springs High, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Coral Glades High, Coral Springs Charter, J. P. Taravella High and Coral Springs Christian Academy attended the event.
Before the official event starts, students will be treated to complimentary food items donated by local restaurants. Participants will also have the opportunity to win prizes and earn those much-desired service hours.
Keep up with what teens are saying on Twitter by searching #TeenPoliticalForum. This event is planned and organized by high school students with guidance from Vice Mayor Larry Vignola and City staff.
To get an idea of the event format, visit www.CoralSprings.org/teenpoliticalforum. There you can watch the promo video produced by the students involved in organizing the event, among other details.
For more information, please call 954-344-1005. The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive. The event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.