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Clarion County Youth Councils Operating in All County School Districts

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 12:03 AM

Posted by Ron Wilshire

Youth Council RotaryCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – Clarion County Youth Council committee members discussed the focus of the group at a recent meeting of the Clarion Rotary Club.

(Pictured above are Rotarians Michael Moore and Cathy Glosser, Amanda Cserr, CCYC Chairwoman, and David Dunn, CCYC Committee Member.)

Students from the seven Clarion County school districts comprise the Clarion County Youth Council (CCYC).

“Each school can pick representatives, and we encourage the schools to select students who are not already involved in projects to give them a voice,” said Amanda Cserr, chair of the Youth Council.

Cserr and Youth Council Committee Member David Dunn discussed the work of the Youth Council.

Poverty and hunger in Clarion County is the group’s focus this year, with students developing activities to meet the needs of poverty.  One such project includes the development of bags of food for students who need them.

“It could be for families who are poor or for parents who work the weekend, and this gives the students easy to prepare meals,” said Cserr. “In December, students participated in poverty simulations to better understand the need.”

The group first assembled in the 2009-10 school year, and the official mission of the CCYC is to empower youth to have a voice and to reach out to their schools and communities through communications with other students, demonstrating and learning problem-solving skills and positive leadership, positive attitudes and good deeds to make a positive difference in each other, their schools, and their communities.

Youth Council is under the umbrella of Clarion County’s Promise and Clarion County Family Net.

For more information on Clarion County Family Net, contact Amanda Cserr at 814-223-1590.

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