Issues important to youth focus of Teen Town Hall

Jan. 22, 2018

The City and Mayor's Youth Commission are encouraging young adults to spend the school day at Chandler's City Hall and Community Center Thursday, Feb. 22, to voice their opinions, connect with their peers and propose solutions to important teen issues. \

Students receive an excused absence from school as long as they have registered to participate in the town hall. Registrations are being accepted through local schools' guidance offices.

The day-long gathering will begin with comments from Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, followed by team building exercises and breakout sessions on topics and issues of concern to Chandler teens, including religious tolerance and addiction.

"Teen Town Hall always brings teens throughout Chandler a chance to voice their opinion in local government and promote diversity," said Mayor's Youth Commission Chair Monet Tam.

Last year's town hall was attended by 113 teens from various Chandler high schools, middle schools and charter schools. Past town hall topics have included underage drinking, teen dating, education and life after high school.

The group will present their recommendations in a summary report to the Chandler City Council later this spring.