February 3, 2011

For Additional Information:

Luke Cavener, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 489-0535




Public Encouraged to Come Watch and Listen as Local Teens Tell Idea in 5 Minutes and 20 PowerPoint Slides


Meridian, ID – (February 3, 2011) – The Meridian Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council will be hosting Ignite Youth, an “idea” event and competition, on February 4th at 7 p.m. at Rocky Mountain High School.  Each teen presenting will give a five minute talk, using twenty PowerPoint slides and is an opportunity for teens to share their passions, thoughts, and unique ideas with their peers, friends, and community members.  


Ignite Youth is a competition, between not only the presenters, but also the area high-schools. The winner will receive a prize, and the school that they attend will receive a trophy for their trophy case.


By bringing together students from across the valley, the goal of Ignite Youth is to create new ideas, thoughts, and just maybe inspire someone to look at life a little bit differently.


This event is free and open to the public.  For further information contact Allison Kaptein at Meridian Parks and Recreation at 888-3579, or Luke Cavener in the Meridian Mayor’s office at 888-4433. 


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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People For more information about Meridian, visit