Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Accepting Applications: 2013-2014 Minnesota Youth Council

We at Minnesota Rising believe there's no need for young people to wait to stand up and lead. Know any youth in grades 8-12 with a similar mindset? Encourage them that the time is now (well, by the May 24th deadline) to apply for the 2013-2014 Minnesota Youth Council!


Apply for the 2013-2014 Minnesota Youth Council
Are you passionate about issues affecting youth? Do you know a young person who wants to make a difference in their community? You may be perfect for the Minnesota Youth Council!
The Minnesota Youth Council functions using a youth-adult partnership model where youth and adults work alongside each other. Applicants should therefore apply in PAIRS of one youth and one adult. Both youth and adult applicants must complete and submit their own application.
Important Dates:
Applications Due: Friday May 24th at 5:00 pm
Interviews: Monday May 27th – Friday June 7th
Applicants notified: June 7th 2013
Eligibility and Expectations:
Applicants Must Be:
• Residents of Minnesota.
• Interested in developing leadership skills, working with other youth and adults from around the state, and promoting youth voice.
• For youth: in grades 8-12
MYC members commit an average 4 hours/month to the work. This time does not include special events, retreats, or monthly meetings. Depending on the time of year, members may have to commit more time.
For more information, contact Ashley Barnes at promisefellow@mnyouth.net or 651.528.8584.
Benefits for Members:
• Opportunity to receive training on the legislative process, community organizing, outreach and social media, leadership, community asset mapping and youth-adult partnerships, and philanthropy
• Engage in dialogue with policymakers, elected officials, and other community leaders
• Opportunities to organize, lead, engage in events promoting youth voice
• Develop communication, leadership, and research skills that may be reflected in the future scholarship, college, and job opportunities
• Be provided with the tools needed to bring about change in your community and the state
• Have a chance to network and connect with other youth from across the state

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