Thursday, June 19, 2008

Houston Mayor's Youth Council

Ms. Tibbetts (Our incredible AVID District Director) asked me to pass along this information to all of you:
Mayor's Youth Council Details
The mission of the Mayor's Youth Council is to provide high school students the opportunity to develop leadership and citizenship skills while learning about city government. Members develop a sense of personal growth and achievement, a profound understanding of city departments and work year-round to establish a rapport with civic/community leaders and the citizens of Houston , as well as their respective elected officials.
What a great opportunity. If any one has an interest in government, politics, or want to learn more about how our city conducts business... this is for you.

Qualifications for the position include:
• Must be a high school student that resides or attends a school within the City of Houston, generally between the ages of fourteen (14) and eighteen (18) years of age.
• Demonstrate strong interests in gaining knowledge about city government and promoting discussion on youth-related issues.
• Commit to time requirements and expectations (i.e. 4 out of 6 Monthly Saturday Planning Meetings, 4 out of 6 Monthly Youth Council Meetings, 2 Town Hall Meetings and must participate in a minimum of 5 out of 10 Community Service Projects)
• Show excellent abilities in organizing information for making reports to fellow Youth Council members and City of Houston Departments.
• Work well with young people from a variety of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Go to this link to find out all the information and how to apply:
Mayor's Youth Council Details

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