A new program is helping Fountain youth take an active role in their community and local government.
Councilwoman Detra Duncan worked with City Manager Scott Trainor to develop the Fountain Youth Council, a program Duncan says will allow local teens to learn about and get involved in municipal government, gain leadership experience, represent and advocate for youth, build their resumés and make friends — all while improving their community. The Fountain City Council approved the program in April.
“During my campaign I had a lot of youth asking me, ‘What do you do?’ and ‘How do you run for office?’ So I decided we were going to start this program to teach them,” said Duncan, who was elected to the city council last year. “It’s really geared to train youths to be leaders who are educated and informed about their local government.”
To join, teens must be Fountain residents, attend