Wednesday, January 18, 2012

News from York County


2012-13 Youth Commission applications due March 7
January 18, 2012

The York County Board of Supervisors is currently seeking students who are interested in representing youth interests and concerns by serving on the York County Youth Commission for the 2012-2013 school year.

Applicants must be York County residents who are currently enrolled in grades 8-11. 

The Youth Commission's primary purpose is to serve as a link between the Board of Supervisors and the county's youth by representing youth-related needs and issues. In addition, Commission members typically participate in rewarding community service projects, learn about county government, sponsor countywide high school social events, and build leadership skills through projects and various team-building activities. 

A completed application form and a letter of recommendation must be received at the York County Parks and Recreation office by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. 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 2012.

Application formsand complete program detailsare best available bydownloading from the York County Youth Commission's website at Hard copy forms are also available at the Yorktown and Tabb Libraries, the Williamsburg and James City County Libraries, and at the York County Parks and Recreation office located at 100 County Drive (23692).

Interested teens and their parents are invited to attend the Monday, Feb. 6 Youth Commission meeting to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at York Hall's East Meeting Room, 301 Main Street in Yorktown. Those who attend will have the opportunity to observe the meeting and ask questions of this year's commissioners. Please Note: Applicants are not required to attend this meeting, and attendance will not enhance one's application.

For more information about the Youth Commission please call the Parks and Recreation office at 890-3500. 

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Outstanding Youth Award Scholarship nominations due by Feb. 15
January 18, 2012

Citizens are invited to help celebrate some of the "good news" about York County's high school-aged youth by nominating a deserving student for one of the county's four $500 Outstanding Youth Award Scholarships sponsored each year by the Board of Supervisors and the Youth Commission.

Nominations in the categories of Compassion, Courage, Community Service and Overall Achievement are due at the Parks and Recreation Office by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.

Anyone, including parents, grandparents, teachers, counselors, coaches, club sponsors, neighbors, employers, youth ministers, scout leaders and friends can nominate a deserving high school student for one of these awards. Nominees must be residents of York County and currently enrolled in grades 9 – 12.

A Selection Committee will review the nominations and choose an award recipient for each category. The four award recipients will each receive one of the educational scholarships and be formally recognized with their families and nominators at a reception in their honor and at a Board of Supervisors meeting in May 2012. 

The Board of Supervisors will send a letter and signed certificate to allnominees congratulating them on their nomination and informing them of their nominator. You can show someone that you care and that his/her character and accomplishments are appreciated by taking a little time to nominate them for one of these scholarship awards. 

Nomination forms and complete program details are best available by downloading them from the York County Youth Commission's website at Hard copies of the nomination forms are also available at the Yorktown and Tabb Libraries, Williamsburg-James City County Libraries, and the Parks and Recreation Office at 100 County Drive (23690).

Please call Parks and Recreation at 890-3500 if you have any questions regarding this program.

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