Re: Dan Cearn’s Article about Youth Voice
Thank you Dan, for your article regarding Youth Voice. I have always believed that kids have a right to have a say in decisions made, that affect them, whether it’s about parental, educational or political issues. They see life from a different perspective and always come out with amazingly honest and interesting ideas and say what is on their mind. One example is when my son (age 9, approx. 10 years ago) stated that the kids here in Caesarea needed more to do and we should have a skateboard park. Well, I not only listened to him, but I heard what he was saying. After approval from our Township and 6 years of fundraising, the Designer of the skateboard park requested the kid’s voices to design what they wanted to see in their future park. The youth have spoken and the results have proven to be an example of what we can pull together when we include the “Youth Voices”. They matter!!
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