This year’s Teen Political Forum, which invited students from local high schools to interact face-to-face with local government representatives, was a resounding success. Coral Springs City Commissioner Roy Gold first brought the Teen Political Forum to Coral Springs in 2007 as a way to bridge the disconnect teens feel with their government.
Students from Coral Springs High School, Coral Springs Charter, Stoneman Douglas, J.P. Taravella, Coral Glades and Coral Springs Christian Academy formed a committee that helped to plan and execute the event.
“The students involved in the event worked very hard for months and months, and the event was another big success,” Commissioner Gold said.
Panelists included members from different levels of government including all five Coral Springs City Commissioners, Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter, School Board Member Stephanie Kraft, Fire Chief Mark Curran and Police Chief Duncan Foster.
Topics ranged from environmental concerns to day care for pregnant students, from the FCAT to school safety.
The Forum wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the City Commission, City staff, students and high school administrators who came together to make this event a reality. Students received service hours for attending. Advanced Cable Communications aired the event live, and it will be repeated on CityTV 25. For show times, visit CoralSprings.org/citytv25.