CITY OF BELVIDERE
ROCK RIVER VALLEY COMMUNITY FORUM
March 17th, Wednesday-7:00 p.m.
Community Building Complex
111 West First Street - Belvidere
HOSTED BY MAYOR FRED BRERETON
Invitations to Rock River Valley youth include:
Belvidere, Caledonia, Capron, Poplar Grove, Timberlane, Rockford, Freeport, Machesney Park, Cherry Valley, Loves Park, Rockton, Roscoe, Rochelle, Pecatonica & Winnebago.
Join us with Gary Goldman, nationally recognized education leader and coauthor of Empowering Students to Transform Schools, for a meaningful dialogue with youth leaders from diverse communities with adult leaders to discuss creating a true youth-adult partnership in their communities, called Youth-Centered Community (YC2).
Why youth voices need to be heard
Students talk about common community issues & solutions
Building bridges between youth from different communities
Encouraging communication between youth and adult leaders
Taking action in their communities after the forum
Creating youth-adult partnerships for building a sustainable Youth-Centered Community
Mayor Fred Brereton states, "We, the City of Belvidere, are very excited to be hosting the Kidzamerica forum revolving around youth in our communities. The time is NOW to bring our young people from our Rock River Valley Sister Communities together in a meaningful dialogue with adult leaders that will give our youth a voice, volunteer opportunities, and engage them impacting public policy."
Gary Goldman with Belvidere High School students and teachers doing a rally to invite students to participate in the Belvidere Youth-Community Forum
Gary Goldman dialouging with youth and adults
Mayor of Belvidere and Gary introducing the forum
Youth Forum participants discussing community issues