by Connor Vasu
Youth Summit II, an event focused on discussing solutions to problems facing teenagers, will be held from 6 to 9 at Brown Middle School tomorrow run by Newton’s Teen Voice. Students, parents and members of the community are invited to participate in the event, which will be hosted by Mayor Setti Warren.
Newton’s Teen Voice, a group created by high school students from this school and South to advocate for teens, helped plan the Summit and the first Youth Summit in October.
“The first Youth Summit in October stressed communication and the sharing of ideas,” said junior Jacob Prince, a member of Teen Voice.
“The goal was basically to get together and talk. Students, parents, teachers and staff, administrators and city officials gathered and participated in small focused discussions about the most important problems facing Newton teens,” said Prince.
Youth Summit II will focus on solutions to some of those problems. Participants will discuss solutions such as homework-free weekends, a quiet study space for students and events involving both parents and students about topics like drugs and alcohol that will hopefully ease communication, according to Prince.