Prince George’s County Council Member Edward Burroughs, III (District 8), will welcome 30 senior high school students from District 8 to the Wayne K. Curry Administration Building for a “Youth Takeover” on Tuesday, March 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
During the day’s event, students will observe County Council session and take on the role of “Council Member for a Day,” serving as decision-makers faced with identifying innovative solutions to some of the County’s most pressing challenges. During Council session, students will take part in a Juvenile Crime Briefing with Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy, Police Chief Malik Aziz, and Sherriff John D.B. Carr, and dialogue with the County’s top law enforcement officials.
Students will also tour County offices, meet with individual Council Members, and participate in a policy pitch exercise to share their ideas on how to improve government policies, programs, and services.
Council Member Burroughs says young people have the answers to many of the challenges we face as a community, and it is important they have a platform to be heard.
“This is an opportunity for the Council to plant seeds of leadership and service in our young people. I know, firsthand, that Prince George’s County is home to some of our nation’s most creative and talented young people. They will likely have the answers to some of our most pressing challenges and we want to hear what they have to say. This is also an opportunity for Council Members to better understand what drives the next generation of leaders. We look forward to an exciting afternoon.”
Participating high schools include Crossland, Oxon Hill, and Friendly.