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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Registration Open for Mayor’s Youth Commission Virtual Summit Session

The city of Charleston Mayor’s Youth Commission will host a Virtual Summit Session regarding media information literacy on Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The free session, open to middle and high school students throughout the Charleston region, will feature an interactive youth-led workshop and industry expert guest speakers, including Post and Courier Executive Editor Autumn Phillips and College of Charleston Department of Communications Chair Ryan M. Milner. 

The event was planned by the Mayor’s Youth Commission, which gives young people a meaningful voice in developing solutions to youth-centric challenges. The Commission engages high school students from the Charleston area who regularly meet with the Mayor to provide input and ideas regarding effective solutions to the most pressing issues facing young people.

City of Charleston Youth Programs Coordinator Jennifer Gorham said, “This informative and interactive Virtual Summit Session will provide an opportunity for Lowcountry youth to learn about finding reliable information in the digital age and how to communicate constructively with their peers. We look forward to getting started.”

Registration for the event will close Thursday, February 24, 2022 at midnight. Youth interested in participating can complete their registration here: https://bit.ly/3Hy4mYs 

For more information please contact Jennifer Gorham at gorhamj@charleston-sc.gov or Sharon Bohn at 843-965-4190.

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