The Twin Lakes YMCA is hosting the annual Teen Court orientation in the Survivor Lodge on September 8, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 are invited to attend.
Students will be taught listening skills and etiquette to be used in the role of attorney, judge, juror, and bailiff.
Judge Edna Staudt, founder of the Williamson County YMCA Teen Court and attorney Patricia M. Cofty, JD/MBA, longtime volunteer with the Teen Court program, will lead the orientation. Members of law enforcement will also make a presentation.
Lunch and drinks will be provided by the YMCA. Dress is casual but modest. Parents are required to complete registration forms before they leave the site. Please contact Chloe Cofty, Teen Court Coordinator for Judge Staudt at (512) 260-4229 for further details.
Participation in the Teen Court program gives teens an opportunity to realize their roles in the community. It also instills a sense of pride and responsibility, and through the use of positive peer role modeling, helps create a better community for all. As a Teen Court volunteer teens not only get the opportunity to practice law in the courtroom but learn valuable public speaking skills and become leaders among their peers and in their communities.