Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-McCormick will be looking for 15 dynamic, outgoing, and exceptional superior students in grades 8th – 12th, who currently attend school within the City of Homestead to form part of the Mayor’s Youth Council. The purpose of the Mayor’s Youth Council is to complement academic studies by increasing the students’ knowledge, voice, communication, and involving them in practical hands on experiences to promote volunteerism among both youth and adults in civic education and affairs.
The selected students will gain great knowledge through participation on local boards and committees. The selection and application process will be competitive but it will be made up of a group of diverse young people that will represent ALL youth and serving as a great demonstration as a youth who wants to make a difference and voice for greater good in the City of Homestead.
There will be 12 voting members of the Mayor’s Youth from grades 9th-12th grades, and 3 non-voting apprentices from the 8th grade. The 8th grade members will be taking part in all Council activities and will learn the role of a Council Member in order to assume their role when entering the 9th grade. The member will be required to attend each monthly meeting.
Mayor’s Youth Council applications will be distributed through the schools in early August 2012 when the students return to school. You may also download the application from the Mayor’s Youth Council link on the City of Homestead website at www.cityofhomestead.com. Applications are due September 21, 2012 and the first meeting will be held at the City of Homestead City Hall, at 5:00pm on Wednesday, October 3. 2012. This will be an excellent experience for youths and students are encouraged to apply. If you have any questions please contact Councilwoman Fairclough-McCormick’s office at 305-224-4433 or contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org.