Cuyahoga County Announces Youth Priorities Summit

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Forum addressing challenges facing young people to take place Wednesday, May 28th

CLEVELAND – Maintaining his commitment to developing innovative health and human service policies, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald today announced the first Youth Priorities Summit to be held in partnership with Civic Commons ideastream, WVIZ/PBS ideastream Education, MyCom and the Children First Council.

“We need to make sure that young people growing up in Cuyahoga County have access to the tools and resources they will need to go to college or start a career,” said FitzGerald. “This year’s Youth Priorities Summit will help policymakers make better-informed decisions about how best to serve families from across Cuyahoga County.”

The Youth Priorities Summit will be held May 28, from 11 AM – 2 PM at the Idea Center at Playhouse Square. FitzGerald has asked area schools to identify up to 15 students to participate as Priorities Summit Advisors, and all students participating will receive community service certificates for their participation.

"This Summit fits perfectly into the ideastream mission of strengthening our communities. We look forward to this opportunity to learn firsthand from the leaders of tomorrow and gain a better understanding of their thoughts and concerns about the future,“ said Kit Jensen, ideastream Chief Operating Officer.

The Summit is expected to address important topics for young people, including financial literacy, professional skills, life skills, post-high school transition, and health and wellness.