Youth Council MeetingLess than half a year after its inception the Arlington Youth Council is already creating activities for youth, such as art competitions, and supporting more options for local teens.

Seven local teens formed the council last September and have been working toward their main mission of providing more recreation and activities for teens in the community.

“The drug awareness is kind of why we’re doing all these different events, to give teens more options instead of resorting to drugs,” said Arlington Youth Council member Alec Villa.

With some of their funds they’ve purchased a giant “human foosball” inflatable, where people can step inside and actively participate in a large version of the tabletop soccer game.

The inflatable, which can be put up and taken down at different locations easily, can help add something that interests teens to local parks and summer events.

“We decided that would be a fun idea,” said Arlington Youth Council member Cole Cramer. “We can put it at different events for outdoor fun.”

The council also plans to launch a street art contest in early March with help from the Arlington Arts Council.

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Originally written by Christopher Andersson