South Jordan Youth Council invites students to apply for the opportunity to be a member of the Youth Council. Applications are available online at the link below.
Applications must be submitted by May 9, 2015. Applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Requirements for applying:
- Be South Jordan residents entering 9th-12th grades.
- Be interested in learning how government works and willing to plan and give community service.
- Be willing to commit to 6-7 hours per month for youth council meetings and service projects.
Youth Council meets twice a month for 1 hour each time. Meetings are from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Community Center at 10788 South1700 West. Youth Council members also participate in monthly service opportunities and attend one city council meeting per each quarter.
Youth Council assists with City sponsored activities such as Countryfest, Christmas activities, park projects, races, Farmer's Market, and annual Easter Egg Hunt.
In our larger Salt Lake Valley community, this year's Youth Council worked with St. Andrew's Food Pantry, TOPS Soccer, Primary Children's Hospital, HopeKids Utah, and participated at Local Official's Day with the Legislature.
At our meetings, Youth Council members learned about the mayor's job by Mayor Alvord, participated in a mock trial given by the city's litigation attorney-Ed Montgomery, made candy items for Festival of Trees, hosted an international exchange student night, toured the fire station and learned how to put out fires with a fire extinguisher, heard from inspirational speaker Chad Hymas, learned about the Palestinian conflict from Najob Kahoush, and various other topics.
Monthly meetings will commence when school begins and will follow the 2015-2016 academic calendar.
Direct questions to: Krystal Hansen 801-879-0616 or firstname.lastname@example.org