My City: Mayor's Youth Council
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION & REQUIREMENTS
Initiated by Hopkinsville Mayor Carter M. Hendricks, the Mayor’s Youth Council is a new student advisory group known as MYCity. High school students from Christian County public, private, and home schools are invited to serve on the Council or get involved with Council-led projects. Through the group, the city aims to provide a voice for area teens, afford them the opportunity to address issues that affect our community, and offer solutions and or ideas to the local governing body.
MYCity’s mission is to engage our youth and to equip, inspire, and mobilize them to take action that betters the community.
Requirements – Applicants must be:
Christian County residents
Entering Juniors or Seniors by Fall 2016
Available for a one-year commitment
Committed to attending and participating in orientation, special events, and monthly meetings (including at least one meeting per summer)
Use the following checklist to be certain that all requested information has been provided. Make a copy of your complete application, including these instructions, for your personal records before submission to the City. All application materials must be typed or printed legibly in ink.
Each complete application package must include the student’s:
□ completed application form
□ personal essay
□ educational transcript from his/her school
□ signed parental consent form
□ two (2) letters of recommendation
Incomplete application packages will not be considered. Complete application packages, including all required documentation, must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at the City of Hopkinsville, Attn: Mayor’s Youth Council, 715 South Virginia Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.
Application finalists meeting all program requirements may be offered a personal interview. If an interview is offered, it will be conducted September 6 through the 9th. Council selection notices will be sent to all applicants by September 12th. Selected applicants will receive additional information and instructions at that time. A mandatory orientation will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016.
Any questions related to MYCity should be directed to Idalia Luna by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 270-890-0239. MYCity application forms are also available for download at www.hoptown.org/mayor.
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