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Nebraska Governor hoping to get teens on Advisory Council

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KTIV) -

Nebraska's governor is calling on the youth in the Cornhusker state to get a better understanding of how government works.  He's seeking students to fill open positions on the Governor's Youth Advisory Council.  Those involved say the experience is priceless.

Justin Korth, Randolph, Nebraska said, "Meeting with Governor Heineman and our 49 state senators are profound opportunities for us, Nebraska's youth, to represent the youth voice form across the state."

The youth advisory council learns about government, the role of the executive branch, and shares input on issues important to young people.  The group meets four times a year, twice with the governor.  And, the group has just launched the first of several videos they hope will educate young Nebraskans.

Katherine Cole, Tilden, Nebraska said, "These short films are aimed at the youth of Nebraska and address the many pressing issues at which our state and specifically our young people are facing Tuesday.

Students ages 14 to 19 are eligible for the Governor's Youth Advisory Council.  There are seven openings on the 25 member board.

For more information, check out the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation website.

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