Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Applicants Sought for Durham Youth Commission

Durham youth who want a voice in their City government are now being invited to apply to serve for a one-year term on the 2013-2014 Durham Youth Commission.

Beginning today, interested youth are encouraged to download an application from the City’s website at www.DurhamTeenCenter.org. The Durham Youth Commission consists of 30 members from grades 9–12 chosen by a selection committee composed of the City staff members and residents of Durham. Durham Youth Commission members commit to a one-year term of service; serve on City boards and committees as appointed and attend all meetings of those boards and committees; complete 20 hours of community service during their one-year term of service; as well as attend and actively participate in all meetings, service projects, and special events sponsored by the Durham Youth Commission.

Durham youth interested in submitting an application must reside within the corporate city limits; express an interest in contributing to the greater well-being of the City of Durham; commit to 100 percent participation in all activities; demonstrate leadership in school and/or community activities; and complete the required application with two reference letters postmarked by Monday, May 6, 2013. Completed application packets should be mailed to the City’s Office on Youth, attention Durham Youth Commission, at 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, N.C. 27701.

In addition to downloading an application from the City’s website, hard-copy applications are also be available at the Durham Teen Center, 1101 Cornell St., Durham; in Durham Public Schools middle and high school guidance counselor offices; and at the Teen Department in the Durham County Public Library Main Branch, 300 N. Roxboro Street, Durham.

For additional information contact Evelyn Scott, senior community relations coordinator with the City’s Office on Youth, at (919) 354-2730, ext. 11104 or by email.

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