2020 City of Gainesville Youth Forum

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NW Second Ave., Gainesville

About the program

The City of Gainesville Youth Forum invites high school students from across Gainesville to share their experiences, ideas and concerns with policy leaders. City Commissioners and other local officials will lead small-group discussions about a variety of issues including:

  1. After school, recreation, cultural activities
  2. Community violence
  3. Sustainability, climate change
  4. Mental health
  5. Racial equity
  6. Transportation and getting around
  7. Youth civic activism
  8. Student job opportunities & training
  9. Gender, LGBTQIA+ Equity
  10. Access to technology

The forum aims to establish a tradition of youth political activism; inspire students to champion solutions to difficult challenges facing their community; and promote the free and open exchange of ideas.

Who is eligible to participate?

Registration is open to all students who live or go to school within Gainesville city limits. Space is limited, and priority will be given to 11th and 12th graders and those who may not often have the opportunity to share their stories.

Do you know students who would be a good fit for this experience?

Please share this event information and the registration link below


The deadline to register is March 20.

Register Here


Email Kristen Bryant at BryantK1@cityofgainesville.org