Virtual Youth Forum

Vermont Afterschool is excited to be working with the VT9to26 Coalition to host a:

Virtual Youth Forum with Lt. Governor David Zuckerman

Young People in the Time of COVID-19: Thoughts, Concerns, and Looking Ahead

Prep Session for Youth: Thursday, April 23, 2-4pm
Virtual Youth Forum: Monday, April 27, 2-4pm

Young Vermonters:

  • How is COVID-19 affecting you? 
  • What do you want legislators and decision-makers to know about what it means to be a young person during this time?
  • What thoughts and ideas would you like to share?

The idea behind the virtual Youth Forum is to create a space for young people (ages 9-26) from across the state to share about their experiences during the COVID-19 crisis and their thoughts on what they hope policy-makers and others are taking into account when we look ahead.

The Youth Forum will be hosted online using a virtual meeting platform with safety protocols enacted. Information on how to access the platform will be provided with a specific meeting password only to those young people who register ahead of time.

We envision the forum to run similar to a public hearing with each young person having 1-2 minutes to share their personal testimony. Lt. Governor David Zuckerman will be a special guest and open the forum.

The Youth Forum is public and will be recorded. Youth under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent/guardian in order to participate. 

Any young person wishing to participate in the Youth Forum will be asked to participate in a prep session on Thursday, April 23rd from 2-4pm. The prep session will give youth the opportunity to meet one another, exchange ideas, and map out their written testimony.

Spaces are limited so sign up today!