My Turn. Youth commission a good idea

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Youth commission a good idea

The recent (August 2016) creation of the Paramount Youth commission is one of the best ideas to come out of our city government in a long time. According to the 2010 Census, more than 36 percent of our population is less than 19 years old. It would be foolish to ignore (roughly) one third of Paramount’s population. It’s easy for those of us who have a lot of gray hair to complain about the next generation. But if we take a moment to remember, our parents made the same complaints. Kids who cause trouble are actually a small minority. But to encourage the good ones, we have to listen to them.

The Youth Commission is a good start and long overdue.

Charles M. Kelly is the editor of the Paramount Journal. Please send your comments about this issue (or any other) to you to ckelly@localnewspapers. org. The word limit is 600 words. Anonymous messages will not be published. Please include contact information. The Paramount Journal reserves the right to edit all submissions.

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