Mayor accepting applications for Youth Engagement Council through Monday

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Press release from the City of Fort Wayne:

Mayor accepting applications for Youth Engagement Council through Monday
Still have time for high school students to apply for service-learning opportunity

As the application deadline nears, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry reminds city high school students that applications to the inaugural Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council are still being accepted. The applications must be faxed or postmarked by April 5.

The application – which requires student information, short answer, two adult references and parent or guardian permission – is available at

Using a service-learning model, council members will identify ways they can address some of the community’s most urgent issues through connections with stakeholders in nonprofit organizations, the business community and youth agencies.

“The Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council is a unique opportunity for Fort Wayne students to make a direct impact on their All-America City,” Mayor Henry said. “If you work with youth, please encourage them to apply, or if you are student and thought about applying, now is the time to send in your application.”

Applicants must be city residents and currently high school freshmen, sophomores or juniors in public, private or home schools. Mayor Henry wants the council, which will have up to 25 members, to reflect the diversity of Fort Wayne. Students selected for in-person interviews will be contacted by May 5 with final selections to be made this summer.

The council members will be asked to make a 12-month commitment. Meetings, which will be 60 to 90 minutes long, start in August at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

Please note: this post was added March 31, 2010 at 11:40 pm.

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