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Sen. Rausch to Host Virtual Youth Town Hall: Local Students in Grades 8-12 Welcome

NEEDHAM, MA - Senator Becca Rausch (D-Needham) will host a virtual Youth Town Hall via Zoom on Monday, November 13, 2023, at 7 p.m.

This Youth Town Hall is a unique opportunity for students from across the Senator’s district to participate in the democratic process and discuss their top-of-mind issues. Students will be able to engage directly with the Senator and her staff and help to inform the Senator’s legislative work.

“My goal as a legislator is to listen to all of my constituents, including our young people,” said Senator Rausch. “Students come to the table with unique and valuable perspectives and ideasabout mental health care, public safety, education, and climate action, among other topics. I am eager to hear their insights and bring them with me to Beacon Hill.” 

This virtual Youth Town Hall is part of a series of youth engagement opportunities Senator Rausch and her team have convened. Senator Rausch held her first youth town hall in 2021,engaging with students from across the district about their policy priorities andpending legislation. Students spoke clearly about their need for additional mental health supportthat was more accessible and confidential. Motivated by their words, Senator Rauschsecured funding in the FY22, FY23, and FY24 budgets to create and support Hey Sam – a safe, anonymous, confidential, peer-to-peer text service designed for and staffed by young people to give youth an accessible place to turn for mental health support. 

Senator Rausch’s Youth Town Hall is open exclusively to students in grades 8-12, inclusive, who live or study in Bellingham, Dover, Franklin, Medfield, Milford, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Plainville, Sherborn, or Wrentham.

For more information and to register, please visit