FMB Youth Council inspired to lead

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FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — Children are taking charge.

A newly formed Fort Myers Beach Youth Council will have input on Town Council decisions.

The Youth Council consists of fifth-graders from Mrs. Jennifer Martin’s classroom at Fort Myers Beach Elementary School.

Connor Amos and Caprice Wells were elected Tuesday by other fifth-graders to be mayor and vice mayor, respectively. Three others will serve as youth council members, and all will work closely with Town Council member Tracey Gore to learn about government.

“It’s important we listen to our children,” Gore said. “They are such a big part of our community.”

The Youth Council will meet at their school and make presentations in Town Council chambers.

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