Since 1996, Kirkland teens have gathered every two years to have a facilitated conversation about issues that affect them at school, in their personal lives, and in the community. The Kirkland Youth Council (KYC), in partnership with the Lake Washington School District, is hosting its 8th biannual Youth Summit on March 25 to present topics about college planning, money management, transportation, career planning, time management and stress reduction. Sessions will be held at the Kirkland Performance Arts Center, Kirkland Teen Union Building and Peter Kirk Community Center. The event is free to Kirkland junior and senior high school students. Participants are eligible for community service hours. Lunch and transportation provided. Registration is required and available online at www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/youth or by calling 425-587-3323. "The Kirkland Youth Council is proud to put together the 2010 Youth Summit and to give voice to the idealistically strong youth in our community,” states Charlie Cowin, KYC member and Summit Coordinator.
The KYC was formed in 1994 following a community based task force convened by the City of Kirkland and the Lake Washington School District. KYC members are selected through an open application process. If selected, members of this Council represent themselves, their school or school group, social or ethnic groups, their other areas of interest, the City of Kirkland, and all youth of Kirkland. For more information about the KYC or youth programs, contact Regula Schubiger, Youth Services Coordinator, at 425-587-3323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.