KidSpeak® is a free annual forum. It's facilitated by the Mayor’s Youth Council, managed by Our Community’s Children. It gives young people in kindergarten through 12th-grade the opportunity to speak directly to legislators, community leaders, and school officials about issues of importance to them. Each year the topic for testimony is chosen by the Mayor's Youth Council. These testimonies help our young people help shape public policy with their interests in mind.
Learn more about KidSpeak® and how to get involved!
2023 KidSpeak® Forum Event
This year’s topic for the 2023 KidSpeak® forum is S.A.F.E. – Scholars Achieving Fearless Endeavors. The event will take place on Friday, April 21, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers (9th floor) of Grand Rapids City Hall. The event will also be streamed live on the City of Grand Rapids' Facebook page and YouTube channel on April 21st starting at 10 a.m.
Admission is free, however registration is required for youth speakers and guests.
Guest & Speaker Registration