AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, is seeking energetic high school and community college students to join her newly created student advisory council to discuss issues that affect students and young people and to develop ideas for new initiatives and possible legislation.
“I am hoping to learn a lot from our students, especially vital information that I can bring back to Springfield for meaningful legislation,” Kifowit said. “There are so many things affecting student lives today, that weren’t around in older generations. In addition, increasing civic participation among our young people has been a top priority of mine. My student advisory council will give our students the opportunity to experience government hands-on and help increase awareness of the issues our young people face going to school and working in our community.”
The first meeting of Kifowit’s student advisory council will take place on Monday, Oct. 23 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the City of Aurora Service Center, located at 3770 McCoy Drive in Aurora. Students must be enrolled in either a local high school or community college and be between the ages of 14 and 19. Those interested in joining Kifowit’s student advisory council should email a short essay explaining what their area of interest is as a part of the council to RSVP@ILDistrict84.com.
“I am excited to connect students with their government, and help them shape the policy of the State of Illinois for future generations to come,” Kifowit said. “As a member of the State of Illinois’ Mental Health committee, I want to give students a voice in Springfield.”
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Springfield, IL 62706
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Aurora, IL 60504
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