Youth and Families Initiative: The mayor wants to hear from you

Tonight’s the first of five public meetings (all listed here) the city’s holding to discuss the new Youth and Families Initiative. The fourth one is in West Seattle, 7 pm March 15 at Denny International Middle School, but in the meantime, Mayor Mike McGinn‘s staff has taken the unusual step of sending code for an embeddable form you can use RIGHT NOW to let them know what you think:

The information you submit, by the way, does NOT go to us – while we’re embedding the form, it’s hosted on another website, and everything goes straight to them (we just tested it to make sure it works).

1 Reply to "Youth and Families Initiative: The mayor wants to hear from you"

  • Sarel Rowe February 22, 2010 (10:28 pm)

    I went to the first of the Mayor’s meetings. They’re very stimulating and vital. I’d urge you to attend. I’d also urge you to bring our library services into the conversations. Libraries serve homeless families and families hit by misfortune. They support education from birth to college and thereafter. They’re safe afterschool hangouts, have homework help, mentoring librarians, and essential afterschool computer access. Storytimes are well attended and are a big boost for early language acquisition. They’re an extension of school libraries and they support curriculum in many schools. But somehow they don’t intuitively come to mind in these discussions.
    If you don’t attend, I urge you to choose “other” on the form above and talk about how libraries support our kids in the text box below.

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