KY First Lady's Youth Voice Council

Kentucky First Lady Bevin's Youth Leadership Council
Club teens from the Glasgow and Paducah Boys & Girls Clubs were invited to attend the Kentucky First Lady Glenna Bevin's Youth Leadership Council at the Governor’s Mansion in mid-May 2016. Special thanks to Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA) for helping organize and plan this event alongside the First Lady’s office. Below is a video to showcase the first meeting as well as more recent footage from Children's Advocacy Day events.

The main goal of this new endeavor is to engage teens from across the Commonwealth to voice their thoughts on issues/policies affecting teens today and come up with ideas of what changes can be made and then take action to make that change occur. The Council will consist of around 20-25 teens from various organizations across Kentucky and will meet together face-to-face throughout the year. This is the first time a First Lady of Kentucky has ever created a youth council. The First Lady’s top priority is child & family advocacy with the key issues being: child abuse prevention, family preservation, and foster care & adoption. 
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