BROOKLYN - The city's community boards are about to get younger.

Under a new state law, teens as young as 16 can become part of the decision-making process on anything from small business permits to city budgets. Applications were taken last year and teens have been appointed to positions.

"These are people who seriously care about these communities," said Max Neuman, of Community Board 6. "Giving up their evenings to come in and talk about what really matters to the community. I knew I wanted to be a part of that."

Some teen community board members who spoke to News 12 say they finally have a voice and they can help build better neighborhoods.