Youth advisory council

Glastonbury - posted May, 14 2013

GLASTONBURY - The Town of Glastonbury is currently seeking teen members for their Youth Advisory Council. The purpose of the Glastonbury Youth Advisory Council is to provide coordination of youth issues, make recommendations and give advice to town government. Becoming a member will enable you to participate as partners to improve the quality of life in our community. You will have an opportunity to work with adults and provide valuable input to town staff and government on issues directly impacting the youth culture and environment. These issues may include: substance abuse prevention initiatives, public education, parks and recreation services and police enforcement issues. This council will serve as a foundation of ongoing two way communication between youth and adults. Members of the Youth Advisory Council will be expected to attend bi-monthly meetings to be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. every other Monday of each month (Sept. through June) at the Riverfront Community Center, as well as attend meetings two to three times per year with key town of Glastonbury staff which may include the town manager, chief of police, youth and family services director, parks and recreation director, director of human services and board of education. We are interested in youth who are: personally committed to youth programs and ideas; accessible to other youth and interested adults; a good listener who can provide feedback to town of Glastonbury staff and officials. We are selecting council members for the 2013/2014 school year and are accepting application for youth who are currently in grades 7-11. Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria: be a full time student at Smith Middle School or Glastonbury High School or a resident of the town of Glastonbury; during school year 2013/2014 will be in grades 8-12. (Currently in grades 7-11); be able to provide their own transportation to and from meetings. If you would like additional information or for an application please feel free to contact either Emily Dickinson, the Glastonbury substance abuse prevention coordinator at 860-652-7531 or e-mail: Emily.dickinson@glastonbury-ct.gov or Officer Kristina Vetrano at 860-652-4272 or e-mail: kristina.vetrano@glastonbury-ct.gov.


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