Newnan Youth Council: 46 new, returning members sworn in
By JOHN A. WINTERS
Forty-six new and returning members of the Newnan Youth Council recently were sworn in by the Newnan mayor and city council.
The council provides high school students the chance to learn about government, participate in the process and to represent the needs of the community’s youth.
The council’s goals include:
• Building leadership experience and civic responsibility to benefit each member’s academic record and enhance their competitiveness in higher educational endeavors.
• Creating a climate of public awareness and responsibility for meeting the needs and concerns of the city’s youth.
• Assisting citizens and youth to understand effective communication, appreciate differences within the city’s youth, and be involved with community issues.
• Promoting youth involvement in government and civic duties to become productive citizens in the future.
• Providing the means by which the city’s youth can be heard from and included in government.
• Planning, sponsoring and coordinating appropriate youth programs, activities, and events in Newnan.