Project FOCUS students meet and greet

On January 23, 2023, students from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School’s Project FOCUS Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) met with the Mayor of Muskegon Heights, Walter Watts, and his council in “Chambers.” The students were given a tour of Muskegon Heights City Hall and were also given a chance to sit in council seats and ask questions. This was a wonderful learning experience which included visiting the police and fire department offices. The students were overjoyed and are looking forward to their next event: Meal with the Mayor.

“Hands-on is the best learning experience. If I can’t create and provide these types of learning experiences for our youth, then I have failed.” – ShawnTina Wyrick, Project FOCUS Site Coordinator

“This was a great trip, it was like seeing my future right in front of me.” – Owen G., YAC President, who wants to be a future judge!