Park City Youth Council Update: The Youth Council presented results of a survey they had conducted among their peers regarding preferences for a teen center. This cohort seeks a vibrant space with amenities that is available at little-to-no cost. They also want a place that will be welcoming of LGBTQ teens and students dealing with mental health issues. Mayor Beerman thanked the group for their work and asked them to develop a strategic plan as their semester project. Providing resources for LGBTQ students and those needing mental health resources can also be addressed as part of the city's social equity initiative.
Following is a list of elements that would attract teens:
· Early/late hours
· Study rooms
· Low/no cost
· Low adult representation
· Whiteboard walls
· Not calling it a “teen center”
Date : December 18th, 2017
Mayor Pro-temp Wyatt took roll. Alex pulled up the survey results and we reviewed the survey that was sent out to all PCHS students. There were 144 reponses. We read through the results and discussed our ideas for a “teen center” in park city. We talked about the logistics of presenting and preparing the data to the councils, and what we would discuss with them. We decided to go the the council meeting on January 11. We discussed what we would like to see in the community ourselves, and discussed having activities for teens instead of a dedicated “teen center” and a safe space for park city teens.