Hopkinsville Mayor Wendell Lynch recently announced the return of the Mayor’s Youth Council.
This year’s class will represent the 6th of its kind with applications now open. All interested high school juniors and seniors in Christian County are encouraged to apply whether students attend public, private, or home schools.
Mayor Lynch noted, “The best ‘start’ is a ‘head start’ and that is truly the opportunity afforded to up to twenty-five of our community’s emerging leaders who participate in Mayor’s Youth Council. I encourage our young future leaders not to miss this unique opportunity.”
Serving on the Council affords young people the opportunity to address issues that affect the community and offer youth-centered solutions and ideas to local government. The program also provides a platform for students to enhance leadership skills and unlock a spirit of volunteerism.
Applicants must attend school in Christian County, be entering juniors or seniors by the fall of 2022, and be available and committed to attending and participating in each of nine sessions.
The deadline to apply for this year’s class is Friday, September 16 and applications may be submitted online at hoptown.org/mycity. They must include student information and an essay, two letters of recommendation, a signed participant release form and a photograph.
Application finalists meeting program requirements may be offered a personal interview to be conducted between September 28 and 30. Selection notices will be sent to all applicants by October 5. A mandatory orientation will be held on October 19.