Fort Bend County judge launches youth leadership council

The youth-led group will work with a team of mentors to strategize, organize and mobilize for policy change and reform on issues they deem important. (Courtesy Fort Bend County)
The youth-led group will work with a team of mentors to strategize, organize and mobilize for policy change and reform on issues they deem important. (Courtesy Fort Bend County)

The youth-led group will work with a team of mentors to strategize, organize and mobilize for policy change and reform on issues they deem important. (Courtesy Fort Bend County)

Fort Bend County Judge KP George launched the Fort Bend Youth Leadership Council to bring passionate and driven young people together to help shape their futures, according to a press release from the judge's office.

The youth-led group will work with a team of mentors to strategize, organize and mobilize for policy change and reform on issues they deem important, the release said. The team of mentors will consist of elected officials, faith leaders and community leaders who will provide guidance and resources to support the initiatives that come out of the council.


“I am constantly amazed by the young people in our communities,” George said in the release. “The Fort Bend Youth Leadership Council will strategize, organize, and advocate for true policy change on the issues they identify as a priority with support from a team of mentors.”

Interested youth can apply here. The meetings will be held on Zoom because of the coronavirus pandemic.
By Morgan Theophil
Morgan joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2021 as the reporter for the Katy edition. She graduated from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism in 2018.