Governor's Youth Advisory Council Representatives

Title

Governor's Youth Advisory Council Representatives

Description

UMBC students John Ridgway and Denise K. Bennett were appointed to one-year terms on the Governor's Youth Advisory Council, a group established in 1972 by an executive order from Governor Marvin Mandel. The Council was intended to give young people a voice in state government at a time when their voices were heard by public officials mostly during demonstrations protesting against government actions. Among the issues considered by the Council in the 1970s were the problems of runaway youths and lowering of the age of majority from twenty-one to eighteen. Coordinated today by the Department of Employment and Social Services, the group holds at least four meetings per year and takes an interest in such topics such as state higher education tuition and health care for young people.

Source

University Photographs

Date

ca. 1977

Format

gelatin silver prints; black-and-white photographs

Identifier

UARC Photos-07-01-0015

Files

http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/UMBC_50th_Online_Exhibit/50umbctimeline/PDFs/JPEG/UARCPhotos-08-0584.jpg

Citation

“Governor's Youth Advisory Council Representatives,” UMBC 50th, accessed June 25, 2022, https://umbc50.omeka.net/items/show/1567.