The Pinellas County Youth Advisory Committee invites local students in grades nine to 12 to attend an open house Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m., in the fifth floor Commissionersí Conference Room in the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Clearwater.
Teens will learn about leadership opportunities, including ways to participate in local government. Interested students may RSVP to 582-2656.
The Youth Advisory Committee, established in 2001, was developed as a vehicle for high school students to provide input and assistance to the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. The committee assists the commission by helping to identify the needs of youth, to organize youth-based activities that benefit the local community, to suggest services needed by teens within Pinellas County and to become active participants, with their adult counterparts, in county programs.
Last year, Youth Advisory Committee members joined Commissioner Charlie Justice to host Teens Behind the Scenes, a program that gives high school students a behind-the-scenes look at county facilities and services. Other new and exciting projects are planned for this school year.