City of LaGrange Accepting Applications for 2019 2020 LaGrange Youth Council

The City of LaGrange is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 LaGrange Youth Council.

The deadline to turn in applications is Friday, August 30th at 5 p.m. Interviews will be held September 2-11. Youth Council members will be selected by Friday, September 13th.

The LaGrange Youth Council is an advisory board composed of local youth that provide advice and counsel to the local governing body.

2018-2019 LaGrange Youth Council The Youth Council gives local youth a more formal role in the decision making process offering real world experiences with elected bodies.

The group will learn about local government as well as state government at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.

Twenty-four students will be selected to participate in the LaGrange Youth Council.

To be considered, student applicants must meet the following criteria:

•Submittal of this application filled out in its entirety no later than Friday, August 30, 2019

•Be presently enrolled in high school. Applicant will be a junior or a senior in 2019-2020

•Attend the mandatory orientation session September 24, 2019

•Be academically eligible to participate in school sports and extracurricular activities

•Be free of any serious disciplinary infractions within the last six months

•Be able to think critically and articulate thoughts and ideas

•Have an interest in learning about government and how it functions

•Possess potential leadership skills

•Secure parental or guardian permission and support

•Must be a resident of the City of LaGrange The application deadline is Friday, August 30st. Please email completed application to Katie Van Schoor at kvanschoor@lagrangega. org or turn in completed application on the third floor of City Hall, 200 Ridley Avenue.

To obtain an application go to www.lagrangega.org/Home/Youth_Council.