Ferguson Students Present Suggestions to City Council

May 09, 2018 - 10:20 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Ferguson City Council members heard suggestions last night from the youngest members of their community.

Students who attended the Southeast Ferguson Youth Summit brought their ideas, including more teacher and student involvement in school district decisions.

“We call on the policy makers to present concerns about representation at the 2+2 meetings and advocate for a meaningful role of student councils,” one student says.

Their suggestions also include creating a mentoring program which pairs students and police officers together. They also say there are too many guns on their streets right now. They also want to see more job programs for African-American men and women and for Ferguson to create a regularly-scheduled forum for race discussions.