Applications now accepted for North Liberty Youth Council

Applications are now being accepted for the North Liberty Youth Council. CREDIT CITY OF THE NORTH FREEDOM

The City of North Liberty has launched a new initiative inviting high school students to connect with community leaders, develop leadership skills, support the community through service projects and advocate for other young people in North Liberty .

The program, North Liberty Youth Council, is now accepting applications. This inaugural cohort of young counselors will also help shape the program of the North Liberty Youth Council.

“This new youth council will help give our youth a voice in local decisions, support our community through service, and develop future leaders,” Mayor Chris Hoffman said in a news release. “This initial class is especially critical in shaping the new curriculum, and I’m excited to see the impact our kids will have on North Liberty.”

The program will welcome eight to twelve students for its inaugural cohort and aims to be representative of the diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Participation is open to residents of North Liberty who will be in grades 9 and 2 during the 2022-23 school year. Public, private and home school students are eligible to apply.

Applications are available at northlibertyiowa.org/youthcouncil or at the North Liberty Library and North Liberty Community Center Recreation Department Reception, 520 W. Cherry St. Students must apply by September 6 for best consideration. Selected participants will be invited to attend the orientation from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on September 22.

Youth Council meetings will generally be held at the North Liberty Community Center from 6-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month during the school year. The March meeting will take place on the fourth Thursday of the month due to spring break. Additional meetings may be added as needed at the discretion of the Youth Council members. If the Youth Council decides to meet in the summer, a schedule for these meetings will be determined in the spring.

Members are required to commit six to 12 hours each month, including participating in monthly board meetings, group service projects, and planning and organizing community engagement events throughout the year. ‘year.

For more information, contact Outreach and Equity Coordinator Micah Ariel James at [email protected] or (319) 640-8172.