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City of LaGrange accepting applications for 2023-2024 LaGrange Youth Council

The City of LaGrange is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 LaGrange Youth Council.

LYC members participate in several community events throughout the year

The deadline to turn in applications is Friday, May 5th, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Interviews will be held May 8th – May 19th. Youth Council members will be selected by Monday, May 22nd. Members will be required to attend their first meeting on Tuesday, August 22nd at 4:00 p.m.

The LaGrange Youth Council is an advisory board composed of local youth that provides advice and counsel to the local governing body.

The Youth Council gives local youth a more formal role in the decision-making process offering real-world experiences with elected bodies.

LaGrange Youth Council logoTwenty-four students, twelve juniors and twelve seniors, will be selected to participate in the LaGrange Youth Council.

To be considered, student applicants must meet the following criteria:

· Submittal of this application filled out in its entirety and turned in no later than Friday, May 5th at 5:00 p.m.

· Be presently enrolled in high school. Applicant will be a junior or senior in 2023-2024

· Attend the mandatory orientation session on August 22nd

· Be academically eligible to participate in school sports and extracurricular activities

· Be free of any serious disciplinary infractions within the last six months

· Be able to think critically and articulate thoughts and ideas

· Have an interest in learning about government and how it functions

· Possess potential leadership skills

· Secure parental or guardian permission and support

· Must be a resident of the City of LaGrange

The application deadline is Friday, May 5th at 5:00 p.m. Please email the completed application to Adam Speas at [email protected] or turn in the completed application on the third floor of City Hall, 200 Ridley Avenue in the Marketing/Communications office.

To obtain an application go to www.lagrangega.org/Home/Youth_Council and download an application.

Media Contact: Katie Mercer Van Schoor, City of LaGrange Marketing/Communications Manager, (706) 883-2055 or [email protected]

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