Giving Youth a Voice in Congress

VoiceInCongressBret Silverstein, one of our staff writers and a junior at the Academy of Allied Health and Science in Neptune, NJ, has been selected to serve on the Youth Advisory Council to Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. The Council was created to gain important insights from the students of New Jersey’s Sixth Congressional District. With a firm belief that young citizens need to have an active role in shaping our nation’s future, the Youth Advisory Council is designed to give community-minded and civically engaged students an opportunity to share their insights directly with Congressman Pallone’s office and staff. Bret is part of a select group of high school students, who will have direct access to the Congressman to discuss and advise him on issues of importance to youth in the community.