Kenosha County is seeking nominations for the Youth in Governance Program for the 2020-21 program year.
Youth in Governance is a program that allows 14 youth (rising high school juniors and seniors) to sit on the seven County Board committees and provides them with a mentor. This program is great for youth who want to learn more about county government and want to be civically engaged in their community.
Youth must be nominated by Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Online registration is available here.
A promotional video of youth talking about their experience in the program, plus other background information, is available here.
The requirements to participate in Youth in Governance are:
After nominations are submitted, all nominees will receive a letter indicating that they have been nominated for Youth in Governance. If they are interested, they must complete an application.
Once applications are reviewed, finalists will be selected for face-to-face interviews with the County Board's Planning, Development and Extension Education Committee. The Committee makes recommendations to the County Board chairman, who appoints the members.
If you have any questions, please contact Vickie LeFlore, positive youth development educator with Extension Kenosha County, at 262-857-1931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.