FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Schools Superintendent Bob Tremblay will speak at the Framingham Youth Council meeting on Sunday.
The meeting, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. at the Framingham Public Library at 49 Lexington Street.
The 13-member Youth Council also invited Keefe Technical’s Superintendent Jon Evans to speak, but he could not make this Sunday’s meeting, and will be scheduled for a later meeting.
Two elected Framingham School Committee members also are expected to speak at the meeting about how to create subcommittees – Scott Wadland and Geoffrey Epstein. School Committee Chair Adam Freudberg was also invited to speak at the meeting.
The Youth Council held a workshop meeting in August and discussed key issues facing youth, from middle school to college, in the City of Framingham.
Based on that August discussion, the Youth Council has scheduled votes on Sunday to create four subcommittees. The subcommittees are outreach & youth engagement, academic achievement, diversity, and health issues.
The health subcommittee is expected to focus on issues ranging from vaping to mental health.
The Chair of the Framingham Youth Council, Isabella Petroni, wrote an op-ed recently on mental health issues facing youth, and the need for adults in the community to stop having conversations, but take action steps.
The Youth Council also will vote on Sunday to invite members from the MetroWest Health Foundation to speak to the Council at a future meeting about the data from the most recent adolescent health survey.
The 13-member Youth Council was created in 2019, after a unanimous vote of the City Council.
The Mayor signed the law, earlier this spring. It was first legislation to change the City of Framingham’s charter by a citizen. Petroni, authored and proposed the creation of the Council at a meeting in January.