Legislative Youth Advisory Council: Apply For An Opportunity To Impact State Policy Affecting LA's Youth
LEGISLATIVE YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
APPLY NOW FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPACT STATE POLICY AFFECTING LOUISIANA'S YOUTH
There is a place for young people to make a difference in state government by serving as a member of the Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council, a body composed entirely of high school students with the purpose of addressing issues affecting the youth of Louisiana. The Louisiana Commission on Civic Education is now accepting applications for membership on the youth council to participate in its fifth year. The purpose of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council is to facilitate the communication between youth and the legislature and give students an opportunity to be involved in the workings of government. Students who are selected to serve will have the opportunity to study and address issues of importance to youth, including education, employment, strategies to increase youth participation in local and state government, substance abuse, underage drinking, physical fitness and health, poverty, litter and environmental control, driver's licenses, and others. The Louisiana Commission on Civic Education oversees the work of the youth council and participates in the appointment of the council membership. Two student members are appointed from each of the congressional districts and seven (7) additional youth are appointed to represent a community or school-sponsored service club or organization which has a civic mission. Youth members must be between the ages of 14 and 19, be enrolled in a public or private high school, a home school program, or a GED skills program for the 2012-2013 school year.
Application deadline: Must be postmarked or submitted online no later than March
To Apply for Membership:
1. PART 1, STUDENT APPLICATION (required): Fill out the student application form completely OR fill out the online form.
2 PART II, PARENTAL CONSENT FORM (required): Parent or legal guardian must sign and submit a consent form for a student applicant to be considered.
3. PART III, RECOMMENDATION FORM & LETTER (one required): The recommendation form must be given to a school administrator, teacher, or representative of a community or school-sponsored club or organization (with a civic mission) to complete and submit a letter of recommendation (maximum of two letters).
4. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION & DOCUMENTATION:
A. Mailing address:
La. Commission on Civic Education
c/o Louisiana Senate
Post Office Box 94183
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
B. Online Application Form: If a student completes an online application form, then the parental consent form & letters of recommendation must be mailed to the above address. Application forms may be accessed and/or submitted online at http://civiced.louisiana.gov/
5. For more information, call (225) 342-6145.
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