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Youth Commission Candidates Wanted for 2018-2019 Term | Print |

Interested students must submit applications by Friday, May 25, 2018  

Fulton County is seeking potential young leaders that have a desire serve their communities on behalf of other youth, and learn how to shape public policy.   Applications for service on the 2018-2019 Youth Commission are now available until May 25, 2018.

Youth Commission Application

Leadership, service and excellence describe a few of the many qualities exhibited by the Fulton County Youth Commissioners and their work.   Since its inception, the Fulton County Youth Commission has worked diligently to impact policy, procedures and legislation relating to children, youth, and families in Fulton County.

Sponsored by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and coordinated through the Office of Children and Youth, the Fulton County Youth Commission is a leadership and service-orientated program that empowers young people to become knowledgeable and involved in the local governmental process.

The program seeks to achieve the following:

  • Encourage leadership and self-empowerment
  • Enhance public speaking and presentation skills
  • Develop critical thinking skills that enhance life skills
  • Teach participants advocacy skills that will apply to their communities
  • Teach participants the functions of government and legislative processes    
  • Teach students decision making skills that will help them live a positive and

productive lifestyle

Selected candidates for open slots on the Youth Commission will learn how to influence the future direction of their communities through:

  • Impacting policies and legislation
  • Interacting with politicians on the local and state level
  • Speaking out on behalf of ALL Fulton County youth
  • Helping local government better understand the issues facing youth
  • Planning community events and participating in volunteer projects

For consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be residents of Fulton County
  • Students must attend a school within Fulton County

(Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton County Schools, Private or Charter Schools).

  • Must be in the 9th -11th grade during the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Must submit a completed application and a two-page essay on a subject included in the 2018-2019 application packet

For more information, applicants may contact Reginald Crossley at (404) 612-7386alt, via e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the Fulton County website at

www.fultoncountyga.gov.

Applications may be submitted through the Fulton County website, via postal mail, fax or e-mail.    Applications submitted through the postal service must be post-marked no later than May 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. and addressed as follows:

Attn: Reginald Crossley
Fulton County Youth Commission
137 Peachtree Street, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30303
Fax (404)612-3566alt

For more information, visit Fulton County’s website at www.fultoncountyga.gov or connect with Fulton County government on Twitter at @FultonInfo or Facebook at @fultoninfo.

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Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Liaison in the Department of Community Development at (404) 613-7944alt. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.

 

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