On April 12, the spring 2016 ACTS (A Chance to Serve) youth had an opportunity to meet with elected officials to discuss the importance of community service and political issues and have a Q&A session. Area ACTS students attend Noblesville, Hamilton Southeastern and Westfield high schools. ACTS is a community youth leadership program that places youth on local boards and committees after participating in a series of five, daylong leadership training sessions. Purdue Extension Hamilton Co. partners with local community leaders to provide an opportunity for the youth to participate and be active members on boards and committees. At the end of the program participants are selected to serve on a board in their local community such as LINK Youth Council, local park boards, Purdue Extension, Nickel Plate Arts, high school foundation boards and other local organizations. Seated middle, from left, are State Rep. Todd Huston, State Rep. Kathy Richardson and State Senator Luke Kenley.