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Sun Youth Forum

Giving the valley’s youth a voice since 1956

2011 Sun Youth Forum

By Steve Marcus · Nov. 22, 2011

Photos from the 2011 Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada Tuesday, November 22, 2011. More than 1,000 students from 50 schools participated in the annual event. The first Sun Youth Forum in 1955 featured 96 students from five high schools.

Bright teens engaged in dialogue offer lessons in civility

By Paul Takahashi · Nov. 24, 2011

Fans of talk radio, TV news shows and political rallies have grown accustomed to the rudeness, acrimony and vitriol that typically accompany discussion of politics and public policy. Civility seems a lost virtue. Imagine, then, what might happen when nearly 1,000 people gather to debate the issues of the day. More »

Teens speak out at Sun Youth Forum

By · Nov. 22, 2011

KSNV coverage of the Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum, an event held to give high school students the chance to speak their minds on today's issues, Nov. 22, 2011.

Teens to share opinions on local cable station

By Paul Takahashi · Nov. 24, 2011

Fans of talk radio, TV news shows and political rallies have grown accustomed to the rudeness, acrimony and vitriol that typically accompany discussion of politics and public policy. Civility seems a lost virtue. Imagine, then, what might happen when nearly 1,000 people gather to debate the issues of the day. More »

2011 SYF Scholarship Winners

By Steve Marcus · Nov. 22, 2011

2011 $1,000 scholarship winners from the Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada Tuesday, November 22, 2011. More than 1,000 students from 50 schools participated in the annual event. The first Sun Youth Forum was held in 1955 and featured 96 students from five high schools.

About the Youth Forum

In 1955, Las Vegas Sun founder Hank Greenspun approached his newspaper’s staff with a concept to gather students and have them debate topics that interested them. More than 50 years later, Greenspun’s mission is still going strong. Many former participants have gone on to be community leaders, including Sen. Harry Reid and Former Rep. Shelley Berkley. Read more »

Scholarship Recipients

Each year several lucky seniors are randomly chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship. See this year's recipients »

Student Bios

Read extended bios for 30 students. See the bios »

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