"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about." Margaret J. Wheatley
Help us Form a North River Youth Coalition
By, With & For Youth
One of our great joys is knowing that North River communities value the future of our youth. We know when given the opportunity to be in community leadership roles, they can add authenticity, enthusiasm, and their unique experiences. This is why we are forming a North River Youth Coalition for teens ages 14-18.
Our coalition will be "By, With & For Youth", meaning that the members drive the culture and direction of the coalition. They will have equal input, share credit and accountability for the coalition, and collaborate with board members, local business owners and government leaders. Their united voice will enable them to mobilize their peers and connect more youth to their community.
We are reaching out to our North River community for recommendations of students who fulfill the following requirements:
have a current GPA of 2.5, or higher
exhibit leadership qualities
involved in school, church and/or community extra-curricular activities
volunteer or contribute to the community in some way
If you would like to apply for one of our youth ambassador spots on our coalition, please send an email requesting an application to the address in the box below. As part of the application process, students will need one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, coach, business leader, employer, church leader or non-parental adult. A selection committee will review the applications for the selection process.
The program will begin in April 2021. Dates, times and meeting information will be communicated during the application process, and those selected will be expected to commit to maintaining good grades, living a drug- and alcohol- free lifestyle, and serving as a community leader and youth ambassador.
Applications are due by March 1, 2021
If interested, please send an email to:
Kristin Olsen, Program Coordinator
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