Chattanooga’s first-ever Youth Week continues throughout city

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — Chattanooga’s inaugural Youth Week entered Day 2 Tuesday and hosted a panel on sustainability.

Derived from Mayor Tim Kelly’s One Chattanooga strategy, Youth Week will host panels and summits on various topics such as homelessness, girls’ empowerment and more.

One McCallie High School student said the week-long event provides an outlet for the youth to “get involved with local politics.”

“Politics doesn’t just affect older people, it also affects younger people — all ages from 0-to-65,” said junior Ali Bhatti. “It doesn’t matter how old you are. So we have to do more as a city to really increase civic engagement with the youth.”

Youth Week continues Wednesday, April 27, at the Avondale Community Center.

There will be an open chat with Police Chief Celeste Murphy covering public safety.

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