Friday, March 22, 2013

Youth Court opens its doors to the community!

This past week, the Brownsville Youth Court hosted an open house for prospective members and to introduce our neighbors and community stakeholders to the program. More than 20 community members, representatives from agencies, and students were in attendance. Program Coordinator, Sharese Crouther opened the event with an overview of the program, referral process, and benefits of youth court membership. Visitors then had the chance to observe a real youth court hearing and the evening was rounded out with a question and answer session with current youth court members and staff. Each member shared their reasons for joining the Brownsville Youth Court, skills they have gained since joining, and future career goals. All eleven graduating senior members shared their college plans for the fall, which were each met with rounds of applause from the audience!

The deadline to apply to join the Brownsville Youth Court is April 10th. We look forward to inducting new members into our 5th cohort and continuing to spread awareness about youth court to the community.     

Check out photos from the event.

Program Coordinator, Sharese Crouther delivers opening remarks. 

 Youth Court member, Deborah shares her perspective about  Youth Court. 

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