While summer is a time to relax and have some fun, today's news headlines also encourage the opportunity for us to speak our minds, get involved with issues that matter, and work together to make change for the better.
While it might seem that voices can only be heard if they are coming from influential people on a big stage, we believe that everyone has something important to say and that young people in our local area have the voices that truly need to be heard.
That's why we've launched Create for Change, a creative contest designed to inspire our local community by handing the microphone to you, our future. Using words, music, or art, we want you to tell us how topics in the news affect you and what you hope to change to create a better future for your community.
Think you can inspire others to come together to make change for the better? The winning submission will walk away with $500 in prize money.