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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Applications Open for Mayor’s Youth Commission

The Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families is currently accepting applications from high school students who are interested in joining the Mayor’s Youth Commission. Youth must be in good standing at public, private or home schools in Charleston County to apply.

The Mayor’s Youth Commission gives young people a meaningful opportunity to address the most pressing challenges faced by youth today and to participate in leadership trainings, team-building activities and community service. Commission members meet with Mayor Tecklenburg regularly to provide input, leadership and ideas on effective solutions and create the annual Charleston Youth Summit at the end of their service year.

Mindy Sturm, director of the Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families, said, “Youth civic engagement is critical to creating a thriving community.  Young people deserve to have their voices heard, and we encourage them to do so through service on the Mayor's Youth Commission.”

Applications are due by Friday, February 22 at 5 p.m. and can be accessed here: https://www.charleston-sc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/20686

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