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Hamilton County Commission On Women And Girls includes area students

via WVXU Cincinnati |

In an interview recorded for Cincinnati Edition, students from Anderson High School and Madeira High School join Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus to discuss the work of the commission.

From Cincinnati Edition (WVXU), December 10th, 2019.

Now in its second year, the members, which include 10 girls (students from Hamilton County schools) and 20 women, presented a new set of recommendations to the Hamilton County commission in November.

Group Hopes If NKY Kids Vote Early, They’ll Vote Often

via WVXU

Cathy Stavros with Kids Voting Northern Kentucky says their non-partisan organization takes ballots for children to official polling places, with the idea parents will bring their kids along. Stavros says about 11,000 students voted in the last presidential election, and another 300 volunteered as poll workers and election officials.

full article available from WVXU

Cincinnati Youth Make Recommendations For Policing Changes

WVXU Cincinnati |

A group of Cincinnati teens, sponsored by the Children’s Law Center, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the Urban League, is making recommendations to the city of Cincinnati to reduce the number of youth arrests and eliminate racial disparities.

The goal was to come up with policy recommendations but they also learned about the juvenile justice system and how to request information.

Students lead Cincinnati Public Schools pedestrian safety vote

via WCPO Cincinnati

J.T. and Madelyn co-chair the Youth Pedestrian Safety Task Force and were cheering a Vision Zero vote by the school board Monday night.

Both students responded to the issue of student pedestrian safety by becoming involved in bringing awareness to the problem. Thornton won a national contest with a public service announcement called “It’s Lit to Not Get Hit.” Sands Montessori sixth-grader Madelyn Gerker wrote a letter to Mayor John Cranley and City Council.

Last year, 13 students from Cincinnati Public Schools were hit walking to or from school.

full article available from WCPO

Ohio Youth Climate Strike to protest government inaction at Cincinnati City Hall

via Cincinnati Enquirer

Organizers of an Ohio Youth Climate Strike have promised to bring between 150 to 300 people Friday to Cincinnati City Hall to protest a lack of government action about global climate change.

Ohio Climate Strike participants will be protesting in support of a Green New Deal, and against government inaction, according to a news release from the group.

full article available from the Cincinnati Enquirer