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Youth Network meets Oct. 24

Find something worth doing and do it, is their motto and that pretty much explains the still-new Marysville Youth Action Network.
Founded by Totem Middle School teacher Jim Strickland, the group will hold its next meeting 3:30-5 p.m., Oct. 24, at the Ken Baxter Senior Community Center, 514 Delta Ave.
The meeting is open to all school age children. Also welcome are adult representatives from any community organization that wants to get involved.
The idea is to get kids together and get them involved in projects, whatever they may be, Strickland said.
So far, the Network includes representatives from Marysville City Council, the YMCA, the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations.
There also is a pretty good core group of kids, added Strickland, who sees the Network as a sort of connector between youth and various community organizations. He said about 30 kids showed up for the groups last meeting.
Some possible projects on the horizon include a teen radio show on the local public radio station, a youth coffee house and a campaign to add bike lanes in downtown Marysville.
Strickland said refreshments such as chips or drinks would be welcome. Call 425-870-1631 for more information.

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