Rapid City Youth Council holds its first ever session

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Youth Council held its first ever session on Tuesday since its creation was approved late last year.

Eighteen members, ages 14 to 18, were sworn in Tuesday night. They will be holding meetings one Tuesday a month to discuss topics that affect kids in the community and then one member will relay that information to the city council.

“I’m actually one of the two students who helped to start the Youth City Council, and one of the reasons that I wanted to do that is to help other students get involved in government because it’s something that I don’t know much about and thought it would be fun to learn more about it.” said Hannah Churchill, Council Chair.

Some of the youth council members will serve a one-year term, the others will serve two-years.

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