Cappel 4 27 221PLAINFIELD – To gather input from the generations of the future, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel championed a Youth Advisory Board, which is accepting applications through Nov. 1.

“Students in high school and college are the leaders of our future,” said Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood). “This generation is bright and innovative and their voices matter. Together, we can make Illinois a better place for all.”

Loughran Cappel’s Youth Advisory Board will meet quarterly to discuss issues that are important to young people and how she can use her position as a Senator to better serve younger generations. The board will be made up of students from local high schools and colleges.

Students interested in getting involved in state government and having their voice heard should apply for a position no later than Nov. 1. Applicants will be selected Nov. 15 and the first meeting will be Dec. 7. This class of members of the Youth Advisory Board will hold their positions until May 2023.

“The Youth Advisory Board is a great opportunity to have your voice heard and impact legislation,” said Loughran Cappel. “Some of the best pieces of legislation come from conversations I’ve had in the community.”

To apply, students can visit People can call Loughran Cappel’s office at 815-267-6119 with questions.