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Student present advocacy projects at City Hall

Posted at 6:57 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 09:10:37-04

BALTIMORE, Md. — The 2018-2019 MYLaw City Council Pages presented their advocacy projects at City Hall on Tuesday.

Maryland Youth and the Law runs the MY Page program. It offers students an opportunity to see first‐hand all of the work that takes place “behind-the‐ scenes” to keep the city running as Baltimore City public school 11th and 12th graders provide legislative page support to City Council members.

Maggie Staudenmeir is a student in the program, and she presented her advocacy project on curbside composting.

"There are many benefits to having a robust composting program, such as decreased costs, decreased landfill sizes, decrease emissions from landfills and incinerators, fewer health risks to Baltimore residents, better soil from recycled food scraps, and achieving the goal of a greener Baltimore," said Studenmaier.

Other advocacy projects included easily accessible resources for residents with disabilities and refurbishing vacant properties to provide affordable housing and shelters for the homeless.