As the parent of any teen can attest, connecting with high school students can- John C.L. Morgan
be often be a challenge. It's a normal part of development for teens to be a bit
self-absorbed and caught up in their own world. Yet teenagers have a stake in
the larger world and often have a perspective that's worth hearing. That's what
makes an idea proposed by a member of the Westbrook City Council so worth
considering. Brendan Rielly, the council president, says he would like to create
two nonvoting council seats for youth representatives.
Related: Youth Advisory Seats Proposed for City Council (January 28)