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WHAT IS THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY YOUTH COUNCIL?
The Cuyahoga County Youth Council will function as an advisory council to public policy leaders. This will be the charter Youth Council. This means that you have the opportunity to serve on the first Youth Council for Cuyahoga County. You will help to create rules and regulations for future Youth Council members, develop activities and programs for youth, and have the opportunity to serve your peers and advise public officials on issues affecting youth. Six Regional Youth Councils will be created throughout Cuyahoga County. Youth would serve on Regional Councils that are closest to them. Each Regional Youth Council will send representatives to serve on the Cuyahoga County Council.
WHO CAN SERVE ON THE YOUTH COUNCIL?
Youth 13-18 years old that live in Cuyahoga County. We want all young people to apply. You don t have to be a leader or the smartest in your class.
WHAT DOES THE YOUTH COUNCIL DO?
The Youth Council will meet twice a month at local libraries or recreation centers (sometimes more for special events) to develop youth led initiatives and plan a Youth Forum. Youth Council members will advise public officials on youth related issues.
WHY SHOULD I SERVE ON THE COUNCIL? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
You will receive leadership training. You will learn how to run a meeting. You will meet new people. You will learn or enhance your marketing skills so that you may recruit other young people to participate in youth led activities and initiatives. You will have an opportunity to impact your community, engage with County leaders, and connect with your peers. You can add it to your resume, or your time may count toward community service hours.
WHO IS INITIATING THE YOUTH COUNCIL?
The Youth Council is being formed in collaboration with Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Cuyahoga County Family & Children First Council and the Partnership For A Safer Cleveland.
WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?
You may contact Alicia (ext 23) or Cecilia (ext 24) at 216.523.1128.
WHERE CAN I GET AN APPLICATION?
Go to www.getitfacts.org, click on NEWS, then click on YOUTH COUNCIL APPLICATION.
This program funded by the Cuyahoga County Commissioners on behalf of the Family and Children First Council in partnership with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.