The City of St. Marys’ City Council approved reinstituting the Youth Activities Commission on February 17 th , 2020.The newly revived Commission is designed to give the youth of St. Marys not only a voice, but an opportunity to be a part of shaping the future of their town.
The Youth Activity Commission is a great avenue for those interested in real world
problem solving, communicating with other leaders in the community, and creating new
opportunities for themselves and others. While a community is so much more than statistics and numbers, data that is collected and measured can be crucial to what decisions leaders make. The youth in this group will be able to analyze the data, decisions, and the impact of these decisions on their area firsthand.
The students and youth will be able to explore careers and build their resume as well.
Members of the Commission will be able to explore careers in policy, politics, and economics. As they explore these possible careers, they will build skills in communication, analytical thinking, networking, and what it means to be a part of a team.
The goal of the Youth Activity Commission is to give the youth a chance to grow their experiences and knowledge base, while contributing back to their home in an incredibly valuable manner.
The Commission will be a 9-member group, consisting of 7 positions for young adults
between the ages of 15 to 18 years of age. Each member will serve 2-year terms and be
appointed to the position by the St. Marys City Council. The other two positions will be reserved for adult members to help guide and facilitate the Youth Activity Commission.
Any interested young adults must be residents of the St. Marys Area School District. Anyone interested in joining the Commission should submit a “Letter of Intent” to Saint Marys City Hall before March 16 th . The letter should address City Council and include your qualifications, why you are pursuing this position, and also include proof of residence, such as a copy of your school ID.
Providing a letter of reference is also encouraged. Appointments to the Youth Activities
Commission will be made during the March 16 th , 2020 St. Marys City Council meeting. All applicants are encouraged to attend. If you are interested in being a part of the Youth Activities Commission and you have any questions or concerns, please reach out and contact Seth Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org.