By Sharon Aron Baron
A youth engagement initiative geared towards middle and high school students kicks off soon.
Students attending the City of Coral Springs Commission Connection Program learn about municipal government, leadership, and community service through conversations and Q&A sessions with city commissioners.
The program begins Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 5 p.m. with an overview of the city and will elaborate on present-day operations and strategic goals for the future. Each class includes a 15-minute meet and greet with a member of the Coral Springs City Commission, where students have the opportunity to interact and ask questions.
“We are excited to bring back our Commission Connection program, albeit virtually, for Coral Springs students,” said Mayor Scott Brooke, who added that engaging our youth in government is instrumental for their future.
Students who apply must have parent or guardian approval and commit to participation in the entire one-hour program via Zoom. The program is limited to 20 students per session.
Commission Connection Program 2021 Schedule:
Mayor Scott Brook
Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons
Thursday, April 15, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Commissioner Shawn Cerra
Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Commissioner Nancy Metayer
Monday, May 17, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Commissioner Joy Carter
Tuesday, June 1, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Middle and high school students can register or learn more about the Commission Connection Program requirements here. For additional questions about the program, contact Sue Knight at SKnight@coralsprings.org or call 954-344-1004.
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