York County, Virginia

Board Seeks Applicants for Youth Commission

Program is open to young people in grades 8-11; Applications due March 12

Board Seeks Applicants for Youth Commission
Members of the York County Youth Commission are shown in the gallery of the Virginia State Senate.
February 6, 2019
 
     The York County Board of Supervisors is currently seeking students interested in representing the county’s youth by serving on the York County Youth Commission (YCYC) for the 2019-2020 school year.  Applicants must be York County residents who are currently enrolled in grades 8-11 in a public, private, or homeschool. A completed application form, short essay, and a letter of recommendation must be received at the York County Parks and Recreation office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12.
     The YCYC is a 15-member, student led group from across the county whose main purpose is to represent youth related needs and concerns to the Board of Supervisors and school officials.  Members conduct student surveys, sponsor annual Town Hall meetings in the high schools, perform community service, learn about County and state government, hear from guest speakers, and build leadership and team-building skills. 
     Application forms and program details may be downloaded from the Youth Commission’s website at www.ycyc.info.  Printed copies are available at the Parks and Recreation office, York County Public Libraries in Tabb and Yorktown, the Griffin-Yeates Center in Williamsburg, and the Williamsburg/James City County Libraries.  After reviewing the applications, the Board of Supervisors will appoint up to three teens from each of the County's five voting districts. The new Commission will be formally introduced at a Board of Supervisors’ meeting in June.
     Interested students and parents are invited to the YCYC’s meeting on Wednesday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fire and Life Safety Meeting Room, 301 Goodwin Neck Road.  Guests can stay for as long as they like and ask current commissioners questions while enjoying some light refreshments.  In the event of threatening winter weather or questionable road conditions that evening, please call this special hotline number at (757) 890-3502 for an update about the meeting.  Attending this meeting is not a requirement for applying and does not improve one’s application.
     For questions about the Youth Commission, please call the Parks and Recreation office at (757) 890-3500.
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