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What is Teen Political Forum?

Students from each of our Coconut Creek high schools work together to design and moderate a public event to be held in April. Building upon their academic achievements, students further develope their leadership, collaboration, public speaking, writing, marketing, and time management skills through their involvement in this program. While the students earn community service hours, the Coconut Creek Teen Political Forum provides an invaluable introduction and platform to be heard by their state and local government officials.

Some of the responsibilities of the forum include: meeting regularly at the City of Coconut Creek Government Center located at 4800 West Copans Road, engaging with fellow students, attending brainstorming sessions, conceptualizing, planning and organizing events and meetings, marketing, taking and editing photos and video, managing documents and assets, planning and scheduling social media outlets, posting, writing, managing people and crowds, communicating, decorating, selling, and more.

Previous Panelists


Ted DeutchState Congressman

About Ted Deutch

Christine HunschofskyState Representative

About Christine Hunschofsky

Mark BogenBroward County Commissioner

About Mark Bogen

Nora RupertBroward County Public Schools Board Member

About Nora Rupert

David WatkinsBCPS Director of Equity and Diversity

About David Watkins

Butch ArenalChief of Coconut Creek Police Department

About Butch Arenal

Mikkie BelvedereFmr. Coconut Creek Commissioner

About Mikkie Belvedere

Joshua RydellCoconut Creek Commissioner

About Joshua Rydell

Sandra WelchCoconut Creek Commissioner

About Sandra Welch

Linda WhitmanCoconut Creek Senior Planner

Tina PolskyFlorida Senator

About Tina Polsky

Joe ScottSupervisor of elections

About Joe Scott

Dr. Michael SmithCoconut Creek Senior Planner

Meeting and Event Schedule
January 6, 20214:00 PMIntroductory Meeting
January 13, 20214:00 PMTPF Meeting
January 20, 20214:00 PMTPF Meeting
February 3, 20214:00 PMTPF Meeting
February 17, 20214:00 PMTPF Meeting
March 3, 20214:00 PMTPF Meeting
March 17, 20214:00 PMTPF Meeting
March 31, 20214:00 PMTPF Meeting
April 7, 20214:00 PMTPF Meeting
April 14, 2021TBDRehearsal
April 20,20216:00 PM
TPF Event

Participating Schools

Atlantic Technical College

Coconut Creek High School

Dave Thomas Education Center

Monarch High School

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