|Prince George's County Legislative Branch News||PRESS RELEASE: Tuesday, March 18, 2008|
CONTACT: Angela Rouson
The Prince George's County Council, in partnership with Prince George's Community College, and the Prince George's Youth Commission, joined educators, parents, students and community leaders for a special session of the Prince George's Community Leadership Institute on Thursday, March 13. Session VI, "Teen Talk: An Open Forum on Issues Facing Young People," was held at 7:00 p.m. at the Community College.
"Teen Talk" featured a panel of 9 Youth Commissioners who shared their views on such subjects as education, violence, peer pressure, national politics, the role of the church in community, hip-hop culture, community resources, after-school programs and parental support. The session also featured a question and answer segment with the panelists.
Youth Commissioner Member and New Hope Academy student Tiana Bias speaks on Young People and Spirituality during her panel presentation.
Council Vice-Chair Marilynn Bland (D) - District 9,
More than a hundred people attended the event, including a contingent of young people from Baltimore.All legislative powers of Prince George's County are vested in the County Council. The County Council sits as the District Council on zoning and land use policy, and as the Board of Health to govern and guide health policy. The County Council meets as a legislative body on Tuesdays in the Council Hearing Room on the first floor of the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro. For more information on the Prince George's County Council, please visit www.princegeorgescountymd.gov.