In partnership with Guilford County Schools, Greensboro Participatory Budgeting (PB) recently offered special polling locations at three City high schools. PB voting ends citywide Saturday.
Participatory Budgeting is a process that allows Greensboro residents to decide how to spend $500,000 worth of public funds. Any Greensboro resident aged 14 and older can vote, making it possible for high school students to participate.
“PB is a democratic process that relies on residents to step up and participate. High school is a perfect time for people to learn the value of being an engaged resident,” said Valerie Warren, community engagement coordinator for Greensboro Participatory Budgeting. “With PB, the students may get to see their vote turn into direct action by the City, as it funds projects that get the most votes. It’s a powerful lesson we are excited to share with local high schoolers.”
Three schools accepted PB’s offer to bring the voting to the students. Dudley High School students voted November 2 and Middle College at NC A&T voted November 13. Grimsley High School students and staff will be able to vote Friday, November 17, during school hours. This event is not open to the general public.
The general public has four more chances to vote before the voting ends Saturday, November 18:
November 15, 6:30-8:30 pm, Glenwood Recreation Center, 2010 Coliseum Blvd.
November 16, 11 am to 1 pm, Griffin Recreation Center, 5301 Hilltop Rd.
November 17, 5:30-8:30 pm, Central Library, 219 N. Church St. (This is a multilingual event. Translators will be available.)
November 18, 1-3 pm, Warnersville Recreation Center, 601 Doak St.
Visit the PB website for sample ballots, voting details and other information.