South Jordan Youth Council invites students to apply for the opportunity to be a member of the Youth Council.
Applications must be submitted by May 10, 2013. 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 South 1700 West. Youth Council members also participate in monthly service opportunities.
Youth Council assists with City sponsored activities such as Country Fest, health and safety fair, Christmas activities, races, Fall Festival, Daddy-daughter date, and annual Easter Egg Hunt.
In our larger Salt Lake Valley community, this year's Youth Council learned about water conservation and participated in weeding at the Conservation Garden, worked on helmet safety issues and assisted Headsmart at Daybreak Elementary, made blankets for orphans in Russia, helped at a race for Romanian abandoned children, helped with Herriman's reseeding effort, contributed food and spent time helping at St. Andrew's Food Pantry.
At our meetings, Youth Council members learned about Radon issues, land management issues, helmet safety and brain injuries, participated at Local Official's Day with the Legislature, attended a town meeting with Mayor Osborne, and worked on a proclamation regarding helmet safety to be presented to City Council. The Youth Council is a great opportunity for students in our community to connect with their community both by learning about it and giving service.
Monthly meetings will commence when school begins and will follow the 2013-2014 academic calendar.
Direct questions to: Sheila Angerhofer 801-253-2524 or firstname.lastname@example.org