Gulfport Mayor’s Youth Council meets for team building
Today the Gulfport Mayor’s Youth Council had their first team-building exercise at Altitude Trampoline Park in Gulfport.
Tonight’s event was about bringing together the 27 like-minded high school students that were chosen to make up this year’s Gulfport Mayor’s Youth Council. The students chosen had to enter an essay and a questionnaire on their interest in community involvement and their vision for Gulfport’s future.
News 25 spoke to Mary Elizabeth Entrekin, one of the students chosen to be in the council, who tells us what she’s excited to get out of this opportunity. “I think what I want to take most out of it is like a way to make your city better, like a lot of times people are like ‘man I wish we could change this’ and they like really don’t have a way to make that come true. So it’s really cool to be in a position to say things that make the city better and like help like events that the city is trying to do and publicize. It’s just really fun to be able to make the city better.”
The council meets the third Wednesday of every month. The students also take part in several extra projects, service opportunities, and special events.