June 17, 2003 The Senate Committee on Education and Youth is holding a public hearing Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the St. Croix Legislative Conference Room to discuss the status of youth groups and organizations in the territory. Another hearing will be held in the St. Thomas-St. John district on June 25 at Earl B. Ottley Legislative Hall.
Youth leaders and organizers planning to attend the hearings are asked to present a status report of their programs, including goals, staffing and funding needs. The committee is also seeking testifiers with knowledge of, or who were involved in, the former Youth Commission, which was abolished in the government reorganization of 1987.
Testifiers should present written statements if possible and limit their testimonies to three minutes. All persons planning on attending the hearings should call Sen. Ronald Russell's office at 712-2229 or 712-2321 to confirm attendance. Testifiers should sign in by 5:30 p.m. on the day of the hearings.
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