Out of the Mouths of Babes: Takoma Park Seeking Applicants for Youth Council

Takoma Park’s City Council is seeking applicants for its newly-established “Youth Council.”

The goal of the council is provide an opportunity for youth in the community to actively participate in local government, according to a news release.

Takoma Park city leaders will pick nine members in grades 7 through 12 with at least one member representing each ward in Takoma Park.

Youth representatives will be responsible for planning and implementing activities for youth; working with the mayor, city council and other leaders to provide leadership opportunities for youth in the city; and inform the government of the needs and wishes of their constituents.

To qualify, youth must be city residents and live in the ward they wish to represent; attend at least 75-percent of the youth council meetings; maintain a 2.5 grade point average; and set an example for youth in the community.

To learn more information on how the duties of Takoma Park’s Youth Council or to apply, click here.

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