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Fargo Youth Initiative works to identify concerns and create solutions for local teens



Fargo, North Dakota – The Fargo Youth Initiative is still working to make young people’s lives better in the city.

“A couple years ago they did a survey that reached over 400 students in the area to hear their concerns about both mental health and about racial equity and so they gathered all that data and they shared it with school leaders, they shared it with the board of public health, Fargo public schools, the city commission, said Staff Liaison Catlyn Christie.

Christie claims that in 2012, the city commission established the Youth Initiative.

Currently, 8 out of 20 high school students have board seats that they can hold for the duration of their high school careers. In the spring, applications for service are accepted.

Surveys are frequently conducted by the Youth Initiative to determine issues facing young people. City officials are informed of the findings in order to develop solutions.