Montgomery’s Youth Get Chance to Engage with School Board

The Montgomery County Council will host a virtual Youth Town Hall meeting today Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., with Montgomery County School Board President Brenda Wolff and Student Member of the Board of Education Hana O’Looney.

The town hall, which will be virtual, will facilitate an opportunity for the county school board to learn about pressing issues impacting young people. The forum will also highlight resources available for young people focused on mental health and wellness, as well as after-school activities. Importantly, it will provide an opportunity for students to ask questions about planning for the future of Montgomery County and education policy.

From a county press release sent via email:

“This event will truly be a unique experience in that it will be focused on the youth experience of Montgomery County,” said Student Member of the Board Hana O’Looney. “Especially now, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and 18 months of online learning —not to mention existential threats such as climate change— it is more important than ever for our policymakers to be centering our voices. I encourage students to show up, speak out, and demand the changes they seek for an improved County —I’ll see you there!”

The virtual Youth Town Hall will be conducted through a Zoom webinar and will be streamed live on the Council’s web page via YouTube (MoCoCouncilMD) and on Facebook Live (MontgomeryCountyMdCouncil) and can also be watched on County Cable Montgomery on channels 30 (Fios), 1056 (RCN) and 996 (Xfinity).

Read the full press release.

Montgomery County Public School students register to attend.

Private and home school student register to attend.