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File #: 33827    Version: 1 Name: Madison Empowering Responsibility in Teens Month
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/21/2014 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 4/29/2014 Final action: 4/29/2014
Enactment date: 4/30/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00286
Title: Madison Empowering Responsibility in Teens Month
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Chris Schmidt, Scott J. Resnick, David Ahrens, Shiva Bidar, Maurice S. Cheeks, Joseph R. Clausius, Mark Clear, Lauren Cnare, Denise DeMarb, Steve King, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, John Strasser, Lisa Subeck, Michael E. Verveer, Anita Weier, Ledell Zellers
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
4/29/20141 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/22/20141 Mayor's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Madison Empowering Responsibility in Teens Month
WHEREAS, the Madison Empowering Responsibility in Teens (MERIT) program, a collaboration between Goodman Community Center and Kenney Heights Community Center, made possible through funding from the Office of Adolescent Health; and
WHEREAS, MERIT is a comprehensive program that engages a holistic approach to positive youth development including direct education, discussion, and relationship building with additional program components including academic, leadership, community service and enrichment opportunities for MERIT participants; and
WHEREAS, MERIT partners with the Madison community in eleven Madison schools, nine community centers, and eight other organizations serving youth and parents of teens; and
WHEREAS, MERIT has provided quality program implementation, reaching over 2,000 teens over a four year period and increased the likelihood of youth making safe and responsible choices around risky health behaviors; and
WHEREAS, MERIT is committed to the well-being of youth through integrated, innovative, culturally relevant adolescent programs and has responded to the challenges among youth regarding teen pregnancy, healthy relationships, and positive youth development  through a city-wide project designed to empower youth to make responsible decisions in order to thrive and protect their dreams;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Paul R. Soglin, the Mayor of the City of Madison, Wisconsin, does hereby proclaim May 2014 as
in the city of Madison, Wisconsin.