The City of Coral Springs is hosting a Teen Political Forum for local high school students on October 9, 2007. This educational event will be held at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts from 6 to 8 PM.
The purpose of this Forum is to have elected officials from city, county, state, and possibly federal levels, enlighten students with their personal experiences as elected officials and address teen issues of interest, concluding with a Q & A from the student audience.
With the upcoming national and local elections in November 2008, topics pertaining to the elections and increasing voter turnout will be included. A survey will also be conducted among the students to get their input on issues that are important to them so that we can better serve their needs in the future. An area will be set up to provide an opportunity for the students eligible to register to vote along with additional student related opportunities.
“We are excited about offering this dynamic, interactive educational opportunity for our high school students and believe that it will be a rewarding experience for them and the elected officials,” Vice Mayor Roy Gold said.
The event is open to all high school students who live in Coral Springs or who attend one of our five high schools: Coral Springs High, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Coral Glades High, Coral Springs Charter and J. P. Taravella High. All students will receive service hours for attending the Forum. Students who attend private schools and live in Coral Springs are also welcome.
For further information, please call Community Relations Manager Joyce Campos at 954-344-1005.