Steamboat Springs Teen Council recruiting new class
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs Teen Council is looking for teens who are interested in having their voices heard and impacting critical issues facing their community. Applications for the 2019-20 school year are being accepted through May 3.
“From peer-to-peer interactions to establishing community-wide programs, the Teen Council provides youth in our community the chance to grow individually and develop as future leaders,” youth and teen program coordinator Alexis Wolf was quoted as saying in a news release. “If teens are looking to make a difference, then the Teen Council is something they should strongly consider.”
The council is comprises high school students who work together to create a community in which teens have a voice in social, political and environmental issues. Meetings are held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays from September through April in the Citizen’s Meeting Room at Centennial Hall.
In addition to putting on events for high school students, the council focuses on encouraging other teens to make smart, healthy decisions and acts as a positive role model for children. The group has been a consistent advocate for teens in the community, pledging to stay above the influence of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
Returning members and new members must submit a signed application and will participate in an in-person interview in May. In addition, new members also must provide one letter of reference along with the application.
Interested candidates can submit applications to Mackenzie Woodsmall at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off at the Parks and Recreation office, 245 Howelsen Parkway.
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