March 27, 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, April 9.
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.
For questions about the Youth Commission, please call the Parks and Recreation office at (757) 890-3500.