The Buffalo County Youth Advisory Board spent Tuesday, March 20th at the state Capitol with other youth from Buffalo County, meeting with senators and discussing legislative issues important to the youth.
Youth met with Senators Hadley, Avery, Wightman and more, as they shared information on bills relating to the tax-exempt status of sugary drinks, synthetic drugs and tobacco-free school campuses.
In addition to meeting with senators, the youth also had a question and answer time with Governor Dave Heineman and sat in the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature as bills were read on the floor.
Thank you to Region 3 Behavioral Health Services for the mini-grant that enabled the Buffalo County Youth Advisory Board to hold this Youth Day at the Capitol and engage youth in advocacy at the state level.
The Youth Advisory Board is now recruiting for the 2012-2013 school year, and there are seats open in all 9 schools represented in Buffalo County. Know an interested youth? Have them contact their school counselor for more information or download the application at Contact 308-865-2284 or email us for more information.

Buffalo County youth in front of the Capitol building

Doug Kramer, Spencer & Garrison Lowe, Molly Klinginsmith and Jack Anderson (from Kearney), met with Senator Galen Hadley.

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