Press release from the City of Fort Wayne:
Youth Engagement Council application deadline extended to April 16
Still have time for high school students to apply for service-learning opportunity
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry has extended the application deadline for the Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council to April 16. Applications must be faxed or postmarked by that date.
The application – which requires student information, short answers to informational questions, two adult references and parent or guardian permission – is available at www.cityoffortwayne.org/myec.
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.
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.