Youth Advisory Committee

Regular Meetings

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • 3rd Wednesday of each month
  • Hopewell Valley Central High School
    259 Pennington-Titusville Road
    Pennington, NJ 08534


Adult Members

  • Mark Amantia, Chair
    Email Mark
  • Kristin McLaughlin, Township Liaison
    Email Kristin


Our mission is to advise the Township Committee regarding issues of concern to youth in the community. We work with the Township Committee, Township Department Heads, Schools, Civic Clubs and Service Organizations to provide service and leadership opportunities for the youth of the Township.


  • Students will take more of a leadership role this year.  Student officers will be elected through nomination and vote.
  • Finish Part 2 of Need For A Teen Center. Last year the Youth Advisory made a presentation to the Hopewell Township Committee on the need for a teen center in Hopewell Valley. The Committee asked them to research it further as to location, cost, staffing and funding. This will be the priority this year resulting with a presentation to the Hopewell Township Committee in the Spring.
  • Develop/expand communication methods to include school bulletin board, web site and publicity in local newspaper and channels 19 & 95
  • Work with Hopewell Cares/Sike, YMCA, Hopewell Township Recreation Department and other community organizations to promote teen activities
  • Create environmental awareness program
  • Continue joint efforts with the Senior Citizens Advisory Board Volunteer opportunities
  • Continue to support Lawrence-Hopewell Bike Trail as seems fit

Contact Information

To contact us for Volunteer opportunities, activities, or anything else Email Kristin McLaughlin.