By Chris Stevens / The Daily Item | Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 12:00 am
LYNN - A group of roughly 30 youths from across the city are forming a youth council with the goal of having their voices heard by the city at large.
Diana Kerry, director of North Shore Community College’s Public Policy Institute, said the idea for a youth council grew from a city-wide youth initiative. Kerry said students came together from Marshall Middle School, the high schools, Girls Inc., KAYA (a Khmer youth group) and the Y with an aim to focus on at least one issue facing young people in the city. The challenge, Kerry said, was to research and try their best to resolve the issue.