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Students to Show Their Visions of Future:

The City of Santa Monica will hold an open house Thursday, April 21, in the Santa Monica High School cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. at which presentations of student visions of Santa Monica in the next 20 years on will be made.

Approximately 500 students have been working on projects for this event since January.

Class projects will be on display at the open house and students will unveil their works in Barnum Hall at 7:30 p.m. The event will be covered by CityTV of Santa Monica.

The program is part of the City of Santa Monica Planning and Community Development Department’s effort to involve the community in the revision of the land use and circulation elements of the General Plan.

Dubbed “Shape the Future 2025” by the City, the project aims to produce a coherent and comprehensive community vision of the ways people will live, work and play in Santa Monica during the next 20 years.

Among the schools taking part in the project are Crossroads Middle School, Edison, Franklin, Lincoln, McKinley, Olympic, Santa Monica High, and SMASH.

A group at PAL has also prepared a project, and, during the spring break, children enrolled in the CREST camps at Grant, Roosevelt, Edison, John Muir/SMASH, and John Adams Middle School Teen Center worked on a variety of projects that will be on view at the open house.

Pre-school children have had some early planning education at the Growing Place, Hill & Dale and through programs of the school district’s child development services.More information on Shape the Future 2025 is available at Contact Liz Bar-El of the City’s Planning Division at (310) 458-8341 or for more information on the Youth Planning Project.

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