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Young people will have an opportunity to share their experiences, insights and solutions to problems with County Executive Isiah Leggett, members of the County Council and representatives from Montgomery County Public Schools at a teen forum to be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring.

The free event is organized by members of Leggett’s Youth Advisory Committee, which provides teens the opportunity to develop leadership skills while serving their communities. Committee members work to strengthen students’ voices in schools through “speak-outs” and contact with county government. The committee also works to eliminate violence, reduce use of alcohol and other drugs, and fight racial discrimination through multicultural education.

The forum will include speak-out sessions led by committee members, entertainment by hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon, a fashion show by the Red Sprinkle Fashion Club from Excel Beyond the Bell, and a dance performance by the Sports Academies’ Latin clubs.

Bus transportation will be provided from the Mid-County, White Oak, East County, Lawton and Germantown community recreation centers.

Registration is available at montgomerycountymd.gov/rec, course number 384683.

For more information, call 240-777-8080.