Civics students from The YMCA Academy visited City Hall today as part of their culminating activities for the course.
Academy students witnessed democracy in action at Toronto East York Community Council, and enjoyed a private Q&A with Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32, Beaches / East York).
Civics students at The YMCA Academy learn by doing; their culminating assignment is to choose an issue that matters to them and take appropriate action. Students circulated petitions, wrote letters to public figures, and organized events. At City Hall today, they witnessed citizens deputing about issues that matter to them, and heard about Councillor McMahon’s journey from community organizer to city councillor.