Fulton County wants young people in search of leadership roles to apply to serve as Youth Commissioners. The Aging and Youth Services Department, Office of Children and Youth is seeking high school students between 9th and 11th grades.
The Fulton County Youth Commission gets tomorrow’s leaders involved today! Youth Commissioners address the many issues presently facing youth through government mandates, policies and legislation. Youth Commissioners become familiar with how local government resolves youth issues. They suggest solutions for issues facing youth, but most importantly, they help facilitate change.
Youth Commissioners who are accepted into the program will be expected to carry out the following responsibilities:
- Impact policies and legislation
- Interact with politicians on the local and state level
- Speak out on behalf of ALL Fulton County youth
- Help local government better understand the issues facing youth
- Plan community events and participate in volunteer projects
For consideration, students must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a resident of Fulton County
- Must attend a school within Fulton County (City of Atlanta Public Schools, Private or Charter)
- Must be in the 9th -11th grade during the 2016-2017 academic year
- Must submit a completed application and a two-page essay
Applications are due by May 20, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. For more information and to obtain an application, contact Reginald Crossley at (404) 612-7386, emailReginald.Crossley@fultoncountyga.gov, or visit the Fulton County website atwww.fultoncountyga.gov .Applications must be submitted via postal mail or faxed to the attention of Reginald Crossley Fulton County Youth Commission, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30349 Fax (404) 224-2031. The completed application must include a two-page essay.
Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Liaison in the Aging and Youth Services Department at (404) 613-7944 within five days of the event. To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens should dial 711.