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Pasadena In Focus
2009 General Plan Special Edition

A Fresh Perspective from Youths

 When planning a great community for future generations, it’s essential to involve the next generation!

Teens and young adults are being mobilized to help spark interest and excitement about Pasadena’s General Plan update among the under-20 crowd. The inventive team of young “activists,” ages 13 to 18, represents diverse backgrounds and interests and was recruited from public and private schools as well as local youth service groups.

Among many other duties, the team is designing a fun and fast-paced General Plan summit this fall to elicit fresh, young ideas on the very same issues being considered by adults: What do we love most about Pasadena, what would we like to see changed and what is most important for our city’s future success?

The team is also on the street videotaping a collection of “Pasadena Stories,” will join city staff and GPUAC members this fall to present General Plan information at campus back-to-school nights citywide and will play an active role at the Nov. 14 community open house.

If you’d like to get involved or know of a youth group that could help, call 744-7249 or email youthvoices@cityofpasadena.net.