Youth residents ages 13-19 that have a desire to make a positive change for the uplift of the community. The Teen Council's charge, as approved by the Forest Park City Council, will be to:
Advise and inform staff and Parks and Community Services on the various issues relating to the teens, outlining the needs of the population. Provide recommendations to council on teen programs and policies relating to teen recreation services. Appoint appropriate sub-committees as necessary to further the work of the teen program mission and the efforts of the Teen Council. Receive input from the teen population in Forest Park, including input from other organizations and individuals on issues relevant to the teen population. Act as a liaison for teen issues to governmental and private organizations. Advocate teen issues within the entire community. Identify problems of teen services and recommend appropriate solutions. Be a channel of communication between the city council and the teen population. Provide feedback to council on the assessment of current and future needs of the teen population for the purpose of program planning.