The Arlington Community Role Model (CRM) Program, which aims to bring young adults into the fold of civic life here in Arlington, is celebrating another successful year. What a great program, I thought, upon reading about it. Unfortunately, I am pretty much at the top end of the age spectrum and already involved in enough community and professional activities to tire out a racehorse, but a lot of you young people who get on the internets to look at the blogs are well within the range of ages.
Why not go and report back how things went? I think it’s a super idea. Most people in their 20s and 30s are lost when it comes to civic life, partly because of a dreadful civic education in high school and college but also because at that age many people don’t take us seriously because of our youth.
Here is a great way to get involved in the community, learn about what’s happening in your own backyard and connect with other civic-mind folks in our community. If nothing else, it’s an interesting evening with some free food.
Come help CRM celebrate another successful year of connecting young adults (20s and 30s) with the Arlington community. Join us on July 11th at the Eleventh Street Lounge for an informal evening with County Board Member J. Walter Tejada. Doors open at 7:30, short program at 8:00 PM. Come out on the eleventh to eleventh and enjoy the low key vibe, seasonal appetizers, and meet other community minded young Arlingtonians!!! All are welcome, please RSVP Here.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs